Monthly Archives: June 2011

A’Lelia Walker’s Sterling Silver Flask and the Annual Howard-Lincoln Football Game

A’Lelia Walker’s Monogrammed Flask (from the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives of A’Lelia Bundles http://www.aleliabundles.com) A’Lelia Walker (1885-1931), the only daughter of entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker, rarely missed a Howard-Lincoln football game between 1918 and 1931. This rivalry … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday A’Lelia Walker (June 6, 1885)

My great-grandmother and namesake, A’Lelia Walker (1885-1931), loved getting flowers on her birthday! Orchids. Dahlias. Gladiolas. Roses. She had everything else–houses, diamonds, furs, cars–plus great friends, a gregarious spirit and a love of life. Well, almost everything, but you’ll have … Continue reading

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