Living History: Founding Black Harlem

Living History Days at N-YHS
Living History: Founding Black Harlem
Sat, February 2, 11 am - 4 pm | Sun, February 3, 12 pm - 4 pm


Free with Museum Admission
All ages

This weekend, visit early 20th-century Harlem and chat with its leading residents! In conjunction with Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, meet Living Historians portraying Madam C.J. Walker and the women she trained in her salon school. Learn about Walker’s life as a successful businesswoman selling hair products and creating hair styles (she became a millionaire from it!).

Image: Madam C.J. Walker, Scurlock Studio, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History.

Creative: Tronvig Group