Black History:Madame C.J. Walker

Madame C.J. Walker was a female entrepreneur who created specialized hair products for African Americans and became the first female self-made millionaire in America. She cumulated her fortune through hard work, innovative ideas, and a fierce dedication to her craft and her people. By the time of her passing in 1919, Walker had built one of the largest African American owned manufacturing companies in the world with an international network of over 15,000 Madame Walker agents, beauty schools in three states, and a 32 room mansion at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, New York.


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