MADAM C.J. WALKER

MADAM C.J. WALKER

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Political and Social Activist⁠

Madam C.J. Walker Born 23 December 1867, Delta, Louisiana, United States created specialized hair products for African American hair care and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.⁠ ⁠ Madam C.J. Walker invented a line of African American hair ⁠ products after suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Her business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors, including a donation toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. Walker’s life was portrayed in the 2020 TV show Self Made, with Octavia Spencer portraying Walker.⁠

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