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Telling the story of Madam C.J. Walker

Telling the story of Madam C.J. Walker

Come celebrate a local historical icon and hero of the black community.

On today’s Indy Style, Storyteller Deborah Asante tells us about “Sarah The Dreambuilder, A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker.”

  1. Madam C.J. Walker really has no equal. Becoming the first black female millionaire was no easy feat considering her humble beginnings and the racism/sexism of the era.
  2. With so many fascinating aspects of her story, Asante really had to use her storytelling talents to shape Madam Walker’s story.
  3. Netflix will drop the limited series “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” on March 20 starring Octavia Spencer.
  4. Indianapolis should be really proud that Madam Walker chose to do business here, not only for the jobs for women, but for her philanthropic efforts.
  5. Audiences who buy a ticket for Asante’s story, “Sarah The Dreambuilder: A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker” on Sunday, March 8th are invited to come early to see the “You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker, Empowering Women” exhibit at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

WHAT: Sharing Hoosier History through Stories presents: “Sarah The Dreambuilder, A Story Tracing the Rise of Madam C.J. Walker” told by Deborah Asante
In collaboration with Indiana Historical Society
In partnership with Madam Walker Legacy Center

WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 4:00-5:00 p.m. with reception to follow
“You Are There 1915: Madam C.J. Walker” exhibit will be open from 2:30-4:00 p.m. for ticket holders to view before the show.

WHERE: Frank and Katrina Basile Theater at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center,
450 W Ohio St., Indianapolis

COST: $15 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 for students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online at Storytellingarts.org or by calling 317-232-1882.

To learn more, visit:
www.storytellingarts.org
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