Celebrating Black Philanthropy & Celebrating Madam C.J. Walker's Legacy

Episode 13: Celebrating Black Philanthropy & Celebrating Madam C.J. Walker's Legacy

Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman shares teasers from his recent book: Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow, as well as his inspiration for writing it.

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About our guest Tyrone McKinley Freeman is an award-winning scholar and teacher who serves as Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and an adjunct Associate Professor of Africana Studies at IUPUI.

His research focuses on the history of African American philanthropy, philanthropy in communities of color, the history of American philanthropy, and philanthropy and fundraising in higher education. His latest book is entitled, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow (University of Illinois Press, 2020). It examines African American women’s history of charitable giving, activism, education, and social service provision through the life and example of Madam C.J. Walker, the early twentieth century Black philanthropist and entrepreneur. The book received the 2021 Association of Fundraising Professionals Global Skystone Partners Research Prize in Fundraising and Philanthropy, and the 2021 Terry McAdam Book Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management.

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