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Seeking the Ideal African-American Interior: The Walker Residences and Salon in New York

Dudley, Tara. "Seeking the Ideal African-American Interior: The Walker Residences and Salon in New York." Studies in the Decorative Arts 14.1 (2006): 80-112.

https://soa.utexas.edu/sites/default/disk/Dudley_Seeking-the-Ideal-AfricanAmerican-Interior.pdf

Abstract: In its headline news of November 4, 1917, the New York Times Magazine heralded the construction of a new mansion in Irvington, New York. It was to be the home of Madam CJ Walker (18674919), the first black woman” millionaire.”... Read More

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“The Family Business: New Research Explores How Free People of Color Built Wealth and Community Through Real Estate,” Preservation in Print, October 2018

“The Family Business: New Research Explores How Free People of Color Built Wealth and Community Through Real Estate,” Preservation in Print, October 2018.

https://prcno.org/new-research-explores-free-people-color-built-wealth-community-real-estate/

Abstract: Excerpt: “During the first half of the 19th century, the Dollioles and Souliés — two gens de couleur libres families —amassed great wealth by building, owning and managing real estate in New Orleans. Through their entrepreneurship, these two families became pillars... Read More

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On Madam Walker’s Architecture

Dudley, Tara. “On Madam Walker’s Architecture,” Black Perspectives (blog), published by African American Intellectual History Society, May 22, 2019, https://www.aaihs.org/villa-lewaro-on-madam-c-j-walkers-architecture/

https://www.aaihs.org/villa-lewaro-on-madam-c-j-walkers-architecture/

Abstract: This post is part of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) online forum on Madam C.J. Walker for the centennial anniversary of her death.  Read More

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Before West Campus: Rediscovery and Preservation of Wheatville’s West Campus

Before West Campus: Rediscovery and Preservation of Wheatville's West Campus," Platform (2019-2020): 8-11

https://issuu.com/utsoa/docs/2019-20_utsoa-platform_v4_1028

Abstract: Tara Dudley’s essay, “Before West Campus: Rediscovery and Preservation of Wheatville’s African American Heritage,” discusses the history and remaining traces of the Black community that preceded the development of the area as a center of student life. Read More

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African-American Ownership in the 21st-Century Black Press

Williams Fayne, M. (2021). African-American Ownership in the 21st-Century Black Press. In A.A. Tait (Ed.), Essays on African American Media. Wayne State University Press. (Accepted)

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