Black History Month STYLIN': Madam C.J. Walker

DAY 17: Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker - Inventor, Activist
Born: December 23rd, 1867
Died: May 25th, 1919

Madam C.J. Walker was the first Black self-made millionaire. After suffering from a ailment that caused her hair to fall out, she decided to create a hair product line to help other Black women in 1905. 

Other Walker Facts
  • Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on a cotton plantation in Louisiana.
  • She was orphaned at the age of 7.
  • Walker was also a well-known philanthropist. 
"Don't sit and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them."
Madam C.J. Walker

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