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Bundles, A'Lelia

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A’Lelia Bundles is at work on her fourth book, The Joy Goddess of Harlem: A’Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance, a biography of her great-grandmother, whose parties helped define the Harlem Renaissance. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia’s 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 chairman of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives, a Columbia University trustee and a member of the Schlesinger Library’s advisory board at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Parade, Ms, O Magazine, Essence,, several encyclopedias and on her websites ( and  Among her broadcast awards are an Emmy and a du Pont Gold Baton.




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