Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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

For more on Madam C.J. Walker check out biography.com.


CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY!