The National Trust hosted several influential writers and bloggers from the New York City area in August 2014 to tour historic Villa Lewaro.
Written by Jessica Pumphrey, Associate Manager, Public Affairs
In the course of all the Madam C.J. Walker stories this week, one word has come up more than any other: dream.
Walker called her home, Villa Lewaro, her "dream of dreams" -- the perfect phrase for a place that put her ingenuity, acumen, and hard work on display. And as this week's series shows, her influence continues to reverberate through history as she made history tangible for a writer, inspired an entrepreneur to start her own business, created a space for African-Americans to "do big things," and built a "monument" that speaks to the power of the American dream.
So now that you've experienced her remarkable legacy as well, maybe you have a dream of your own: to see Villa Lewaro in person. Here's how you can go one step further in making it happen -- and help save the estate at the same time.... Read More →
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