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Madam C.J. Walker’s Journey to Become the First Black Self-Made Millionaire

Madam C.J. Walker (Dec. 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919)

Born as Sara Breedlove to recently freed parents near Delta, La., Madam C.J. Walker’s own scalp ailment resulted in her tinkering with remedies and store-bought products to improve her condition. Continue reading Madam C.J. Walker’s Journey to Become the First Black Self-Made Millionaire

There Would Be No Madam C.J. Walker If It Wasn’t for Annie Turnbo-Malone Before Her

Annie Turnbo-Malone (Aug. 9, 1869 – May 10, 1957)

Born in Metropolis, Ill., as one of the youngest of 11 children to former enslaved Africans, Turnbo-Malone became a young orphan after her parents died. Continue reading There Would Be No Madam C.J. Walker If It Wasn’t for Annie Turnbo-Malone Before Her