Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you this week with Judith Thomas from Madam Walker Legacy Center.

The woman behind the revitalization of the Madam Walker Legacy Center, Judith Thomas, joins us to share her story and the past, present, and future of the Madam Walker Legacy Center.

Although Judith’s story begins in Gary, Indiana, her lineage is from the south. While researching her family, she discovered their painful history. Accordingly, since she also learned strong leadership skills from her trailblazing mother, Judith has continually taken leadership roles to improve her community. Including the Director of Convention Services at Visit Indy for over 13 years and as an active board member for numerous local organizations. She’s passionate about educating people about the realities African Americans have faced throughout history, from slavery to redlining and gentrification of neighborhoods.

“We need to keep telling those stories because Madam [Walker] isn’t the only one. There were people out there doing things at a time when you would’ve never thought a Black person would have, not just the tenacity, but the ability to do it because of the obstacles.” – Judith Thomas

Tune in to learn about Madam Walker’s impact in Indianapolis, why her manufacturing plant became a hub for African American culture, and the plans behind its revitalization. Drink deep of the culture that surrounds you this week with Judith Thomas from Madam Walker Legacy Center.

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Hayley Brown

Hayley Brown

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