Madame CJ Walker

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Social Studies
African-American History

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Madame CJ Walker

Her products helped African-American women straighten and re-grow their hair.

Her daughter, A'Leila, ran the business after Madame C.J. Walker died.

Madame C.J. Walker was the first female African-American millionaire! She invented new hair products and used her money to help other African-Americans succeed.

Her real name was Sarah Breedlove.She was born on a plantation in Louisiana in 1867, just two years after the end of slavery.She became an orphan when she was 7, so she had to work really hard to accomplish big things!

Madame C.J. Walker

African-AmericanBeauty Pioneer

Her factory was in Indianapolis, Indiana, but her products were sold across the country.

By 1916, Madame C.J. Walker had over 20,000 employees.She gave lots of money to scholarships so that African-Americans could pay for college.She was part of protests that tried to make things better for African-Americans.



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