Madam C.J. Walker

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Madam C.J. Walker

*Born: December 23, 1867, Delta, LA*Died: May 25, 1919, New York City, NY*Nationality: American*Spouse: Charles Joseph Walker (m. 1906–1913)*Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City, NY*Organizations founded: Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”

Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, created specialized hair products for African-American hair and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.She was born in the rural area of Louisiana in the year 1867. Her parents were former slaves, however, when she reached the age of 7, her parents died. Madam CJ Walker and her sister worked in the cotton fields in the country of Vicksburg and Delta Mississippi. She got married at the age of 14 and had only a single daughter, born in the year 1885. After two years of marriage, her husband died.

Madam C.J. Walker

*Started her own business selling a hair growth products that contained a healing formula for the head and scalp conditioning effect.*The aggressive skills and ambition of Madam CJ Walker led her to become a well known African-American billionaire.*She became a part of the Association of Colored Women

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