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February 15, 2015 AT 12:00 am

Madam C. J. Walker – first female self-made millionaire in America – African American History Month 2015 #BlackHistoryMonth

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Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products… She began to teach and train other black women in women’s independence, budgeting, and grooming in order to help them build their own businesses. She also gave lectures on political, economic and social issues at conventions sponsored by powerful black institutions. In 1917 she started the Walker Hair Culturists Union of America convention, which ended up being the first national meeting of American women brought together to discuss business and commerce – Wikipedia.

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