Skip navigation Jump to main navigation

Morningside Campus Access Updates

All Columbia affiliates have access to the Morningside campus. CUID holders can request campus access for guests by completing the registration form. Campus entry points remain limited. Read More.
Close alert

Black Philanthropy from Jim Crow to Today | Special Guest: Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman

The M.S. in Nonprofit Management program held a discussion: Black Philanthropy from Jim Crow to Today featuring special guest Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, award-winning author of Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy During Jim Crow

This discussion -- led by Dr. Greg Witkowski, Senior Lecturer in Nonprofit Management -- included lessons for today as well as insights in to the fascinating life of Madam C.J. Walker, America's first female self-made millionaire who established a legacy of giving while living.

More About Madam C.J. Walker

Founder of a beauty empire, Madam C. J. Walker was celebrated as America's first self-made female millionaire in the early 1900s. Known as a leading African American entrepreneur, Walker was also devoted to an activist philanthropy aimed at empowering African Americans and challenging the injustices inflicted by Jim Crow.

Video of the Event