The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will be closed for a private event on August 1st.

Talks & Tours

Reflections of Beauty: The Madam CJ Walker Story


"Reflections of Beauty" is a multimedia musical storytelling of the life of ground-breaking entrepreneur, activist, and inventor Madam C.J. Walker.

Stay tuned for registration information!

Based on "On Her Own Ground" the biography written by Madam Walker's great-great granddaughter A'lelia Bundles, the piece is also narrated by A'lelia and features music important to Ms. Walker's journey from an orphan in the deep south to a hardworking washerwoman in St. Louis to a self-made millionaire, philanthropist, and activist.

How to participate

Free and open to the public, this program will be live streamed via Zoom online and in the General Motors Theater of The Wright.


12 noon - 1 pm EST

Streamed via Zoom in front of a live audience in the GMT, this program will also be available for virtual viewing at home!

Beginning with a musical performance by Grammy-nominated ensemble PUBLIQuartet, the afternoon continues with an interactive Q&A session with A’lelia Bundles, the great-great granddaughter of Madam CJ Walker.

6 pm - 7 pm EST

The events of the afternoon will be streamed before a live audience in the GMT, and will be available for viewing from home.

About PUBLIQuartet 

PUBLIQuartet is a Grammy-nominated improvising string quartet whose contemporary repertoire blurs genres and highlights American multiculturalism. PUBLIQuartet is recognized as one of the most interesting and innovative ensembles in the field, having received the 2019 Visionary Artists Award from Chamber Music America, the 2015 award for Adventurous Programming from ASCAP/CMA, and The Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize at the 2013 CAG Victor ElmalehCompetition.