Radcliffe Workshop Advisory Board Member
Moderator, Panel 1, Scholars Report on Research Experience
Author and journalist A’Lelia Bundles is at work on her fifth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties, friendships, international travels and arts patronage helped define the era. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker –her biography of her great-great-grandmother—was named a New York Times Notable Book. A’Lelia was a network television news executive and producer for thirty years at NBC News and then at ABC News, where she was Washington, DC deputy bureau chief. She currently is a Columbia University trustee and on the advisory boards of Walker’s Legacy, the March on Washington Film Festival and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s Schlesinger Library at Harvard. As president of the Madam Walker/A’Lelia Walker Family Archives, she shares the history of her famous ancestors through speeches, publications, documents, photographs and several public initiatives. She served as chairman of the board of the National Archives Foundation from 2011 to 2017. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.