Film: Two Dollars and a Dream
March on Washington Film Festival
Explore the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker
Join us for a screening of Stanley Nelson’s 1988 film about Madam C.J. Walker, America's first female self-made millionaire. In addition to building a national company manufacturing hair care products and training schools for hair technicians, Madam Walker used her wealth and platform to promote self-esteem in Black women, organize against racism, and support economic independence.
Film run time: 52 minutes; followed by a panel discussion.
- A'Lelia Bundles: Journalist, biographer and descendant of Madam C. J. Walker
- Dr. Tiffany Gill: Author and Associate Professor, History & Africana Studies, University of Delaware
- Camille Friend: Award-winning Hollywood film and television hair stylist (Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Dreamgirls)
- Moderated by Isisara Bey: Artistic Director, March on Washington Film Festival
Tickets are $15 and registration is required.