Listen: Ray Steele talks to A’Lelia Bundles, great-great granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker
Why aren’t more events being held at the Walker Theatre in Indy? Have you seen the place? Sure, it’s old…that’s what stuff should be going on there! It’s gorgeous. But you look at the Walker Theatre’s website, and there’s one event on the ‘upcoming events’ list. ONE EVENT! Seriously, what’s going on?
A’Lelia Bundles is concerned about it. It is personal for her, since the theatre and the building are named after her great-great grandmother. Her new book has some wonderful old pictures of the Walker Theatre and Walker Building, many of them from her grandfather’s personal collection.
Before she came to Indy for a book signing, Ms. Bundles and I talked about her book and what could be done to revitalize the Theatre and the Indiana Avenue district.