Author and journalist a'lelia bundles writes biographies about the amazing women in her family: entrepreneur madam c j walker and harlem renaissance icon a'lelia walker she also speaks at conferences, colleges, corporations and other venues about entrepreneurship, philanthropy, financial literacy, women's. Madam cj walker, née sarah breedlove, (born december 23, 1867, near delta, louisiana, us—died may 25, 1919, irvington, new york), businesswoman and philanthropist generally acknowledged to be the first black female millionaire in the united states the first child in her family born after the emancipation. When it comes to noting the historical achievements of blacks in business during the month of february and throughout the year, the most frequent name to come up is often madam cj walker, who is credited as the first black millionaire in the us black fortunes walker's life story is an incredible. The story of her life is nothing short of remarkable she would leave the fields of the delta and make her way to great wealth and international fame recognized as a cultural icon of her time madame cj walker became america's first female african-american millionaire and greatly respected for her.
Prepared by a'lelia bundles, family historian madam cj walker website born sarah breedlove on december 23, 1867 on a delta, louisiana plantation, this daughter of former slaves transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into of the twentieth century's most successful, self-made women. Madam cj walker entrepreneur 1867 - 1919 madam cj walker in 1917 madam cj walker was one of the wealthiest women in the united states business which would benefit her and many other african- american women who used the products and went into business for themselves in the walker system. A biography of madam cj walker, african american inventor and business executive whose hair care products were for black women to sell and use.
Background – madam cj walker was born on december 23, 1867 as sarah breedlove in delta, mississippi her parents had been it was then she changed her name to madam cj walker and, taking her knowledge of hair care to a new level, developed her own independent business her husband. Born: december 23, 1867 delta, louisiana died: may 25, 1919 new york, new york african american businesswoman as a manufacturer of hair care products for african american women, madame c j walker, born sarah breedlove, became one of the first american women millionaires.
--madam c j walker, national negro business league convention, 1912 now, from a writer acclaimed for her novels and the memoir crossed over, a remarkable biography of a truly heroic figure madam c j walker created a cosmetics empire and became known as the first female self-made millionaire. Born sarah breedlove on december 23, 1867 on a delta, louisiana plantation, madam cj walker — the daughter of former slaves — transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into of the twentieth century's most successful, self-made female entrepreneur orphaned at age seven. A former laundress who became a millionaire from her hair-care company, madam c j walker was a leading philanthropist of the early 1900s franchises with the walker beauty company allowed thousands of black women to launch their own businesses this sign belonged to marjorie joyner, vice.
Madam cj walker's entrepreneurship and hair-care products led her to become one of the first american women to be a self-made millionaire learn more about her life at the time of her death, walker was sole owner of her business, which was valued at more than $1 million her personal fortune was.
Madam c j walker was a pioneer in beauty, business, entrepreneurship and activism and there is so much more to know, through the website, www madamcjwalkercom the madam walker theater center in indianapolis and of course the book, “on her own ground: the life and times of madam c j. Dec 23, 1867: sarah breedlove walker, the first black female millionaire in us history, is born. Madam c j walker (1867-1919) was lauded as “the first black woman millionaire in america” for her successful line of hair care products born sarah breedlove, she was widowed by age 20 and took work as a laundress after seeking treatment for hair loss, she developed the “walker system” and sold her homemade. Every week, we tell the story of someone important in the history of the united states today we tell about madam c j walker she was a businesswoman, the first female african american to become very rich in the early nineteen hundreds, life for most african-americans was very difficult mobs of white.