All About Madam C. J. Walker
by A’Lelia Bundles
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2018
List Price: $5.99
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Blue River Press
Publisher: Blue River Press
Parent Company: Blue River Press
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Madam C. J. Walker was beloved within her community for her philanthropy and establishing the local YMCA, but she couldn’t have done that if she wasn’t the first female self-made millionaire and one of the most successful African American business owners ever.
Born Sarah Breedlove, she was the first person born free in her family. She married Charles Joseph Walker and became known as Madam C. J. Walker, the name she would later use on her haircare products.
After talking with her brothers, who were barbers, she realized that African American women didn’t know how to properly care for their hair. This inspired her to start her own line of hair care products to do things like reduce dandruff, grow longer hair, smooth hair, or prevent baldness. Her company employed thousands of door-to-door saleswomen from all over the United States and the Caribbean.
She supported the African American community by establishing the first YMCA in Indianapolis, funding scholarships for the Tuckegee Institute, and becoming a patron of the Harlem renaissance.
- Harlem Renaissance
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- Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Women
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- Juvenile Nonfiction / History / United States / 19Th Century
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- Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American