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Madam C.J. Walker's Mansion to Become a Think Tank for Women of Color Entrepreneurs

Walker's property was designed and completed 100 years ago by Vertner Tandy, the first licensed Black architect in New York State, and a founder of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Villa Lewaro / Photo by David Bohl/Historic NewEngland/Courtesy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The former estate of Madam C.J. Walker, who is known as the nation's first self-made female millionaire and beauty pioneer, will serve as the site of a learning institute for women of color.

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