Madam C.J. Walker

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Madam C.J. Walker

History/Dream-Born December 23, 1867-She became an orphan at the age of 7-Rough childhood-She was an entrepreneur and sold Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower, a scalp conditioning and healing formulaStruggles-During the 1890s, she began to suffer from a scalp ailment that caused her to lose most of her hair-Got abused by her brother-in-law, Jesse Powell -The abuse made her get married at 14 to a man named Moses McWilliams

Madam C.J. Walker

-Gates, Henry L., Jr. "Madam Walker, the First Black American Woman to Be a Self-Made Millionaire." PBS. PBS. Web. 20 May 2014.-Bundles, A’Lelia. "Madam C.J. Walker." Madam CJ Walker. Web. 20 May 2014.

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Accomplishments-Sold her product door-to-door-First self-made woman millionaire-Set the standard for the ideal female entrepreneur-The Madam CJ Walker Outstanding Business Achievement Award- Honored in 1993 with a U.S. postage stamp- Inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago - Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York - Inducted into the American Health and Beauty Aids Institute Hall of Fame in Chicago

"I got my start by giving myself a start."

"Perserverence is my motto."

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