Honoring Black Philanthropy: The History of Madam CJ Walker and the Gospel of Giving

  • August 17, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Virtual

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In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, Philanthropy Delaware is highlighting the role and impact of African-Americans in the philanthropic sector as influential leaders, practitioners and donors. The brief reading and talk will focus on the examination of African-American women’s history of charitable giving, activism, education and social service provision through the life and example of entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist, Madam C.J. Walker. We welcome award-winning scholar, Professor and author Tyrone McKinley Freeman author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow. Please join us, as we chat with Professor Freeman about his book and learn more about why philanthropy in Black communities was so important to Madam C.J. Walker and how these giving practices are still intact today.

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Virtual 


Guest Speaker: Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman 

As an award-winning writer, speaker, and teacher, Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman examines the intersections of philanthropy, activism, and race in America. A nationally recognized expert in African American philanthropy, he writes and speaks about various forms of Black generosity and social change, past and present. Currently, he is an assistant professor of philanthropic studies at Indiana University-Perdue University at Indianapolis. Click here to learn more about Tyrone McKinley Freeman.

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