Video: Madam C.J. Walker— African-American Entrepreneur

Born into a former-slave family in 1867, Sarah Breedlove transformed herself into Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur who built her empire developing hair products for black women. After the bloody East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917, Madam Walker … [Read more...]

Before there was Lady Clairol, there was Madam C.J. Walker— Tuesday, April 10

Commemorative 1998 stamp issued of Madam Walker

  “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and … [Read more...]