Episode 1. Madam C.J. Walker

Purchase through the generosity of Marilyn D. Johnson; Beverly Dale; Buckingham Foundation, Inc.; Jeanne and Michael Klein; Fredericka and David Middleton; H-E-B; Joseph and Tam Hawkins; Carmel and Gregory Fenves; The National Council of Negro Women (Austin Section); Lone Star (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; Town Lake (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated; National Society of Black Engineers-Austin Professionals; Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce; National Black MBA Association Austin Chapter; and other donors, 2016.


  • Come see the artwork at the Blanton.
  • Learn more about the artist, Sonya Clark.
  • KUT did a brief feature on the unveiling of Clark’s piece.
  • Veronica Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Blanton Museum of Art was featured by ATX Woman.
  • Listen to this episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class to hear about America’s first black millionaire.

Photograph of Madam CJ Walker, Addison Scurlock, silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper, H x W: 5 15/16 x 3 15/16 in. (15.1 x 10 cm), © A’Lelia Bundles


Many thanks to our guests, Marilyn D. Johnson and Veronica Roberts. Materials provided by the Blanton Museum with the assistance of Penny Snyder. Be sure to listen to our interview with Meredith Lehman, Educator at the Blanton Museum. Read more about Texas Curriculum (TEKS).


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