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Madam C.J Walker

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Miriam Tyson

on 9 December 2016

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I'am Researching Madam C.J. Walker she was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp disorder that led to hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lectures and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train beauticians. Her savvy business lifestyle 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 donating the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913.
Madam C.J. Walker died of hypertension on May 25, 1919, at age 51,In 1927, the Walker Building, an arts center that Walker had begun work on before her death, was opened in Indianapolis. An important African-American cultural center for decades, it is now a registered National Historic Landmark. In 1998, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp of Madam C.J. Walker as part of its "Black Heritage" series.

Madam C.J Walker
Madame walker came up with idea after growing up with a scalp disorder which resulted in her own hair loss. She made it for the people who had problems like her and herself.
Madam C.J Walker invented a line of hair care products for people who suffered from scalp ailments, dry scalp ,and just everyday moisturizer's
The need Madame C.J Walker saw was the people in the world that suffered from scalp disorders and blacks who didn't know how to moisturize and take care of their natural hair.
The Need
Pictured above is her house and her grave site.
Her parents died when she was 7 she was married by 14 and divorced by 20
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