Madame Walker's Villa Has a New Life
December 27, 2018 7:18 PM   Subscribe

The villa will become a training center for women of color entrepreneurs. The New Voices Foundation, which helps women of color entrepreneurs achieve their vision through innovative leadership initiatives, will spearhead the stabilization of the structure and planning for future uses. The acquisition was facilitated by the Dennis Family, including entrepreneur, investor, and social impact innovator Richelieu Dennis, who once owned Shea Moisture and currently owns Essence Magazine.

Madam C.J. Walker's grand estate, Villa Lewaro: Villa Lewaro and some history on its architect, Vertner W. Tandy, a man of many firsts V.W. Tandy.
posted by MovableBookLady (3 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
This is extremely rad, and that is a gorgeous home!
posted by Anonymous at 6:38 AM on December 28, 2018

I drive by Villa Lewaro on a weekly basis and have been wondering what it would be used for. This is awesome.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:57 AM on December 28, 2018

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

Madam Walker
July 1912
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:02 PM on December 28, 2018 [2 favorites]

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