Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighbor…

Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a Italianate manse in a neighbor…

did-you-kno:      Just after the Emancipation Proclamation, Sarah Breedlove was the 1st in her family to be born into freedom. Though she was orphaned at 6 and a widowed mother at 20, she developed her own hair and beauty products for black women and became the 1st self-made millionairess in America.  Source     (via did-you-kno)

Sarah Breedlove started the Madam CJ Walker Hair Culturists Union of America , one of the first national meetings for businesswomen ever held.

madam c.j. walker | Tumblr  America’s first self-made, female millionaire.  “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it!” said Madam C.J. Walker. “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

Born Sarah Breedlove Walker on December Madam C. Walker became the first African-American female millionaire inAmerica.

Madame CJ Walker Hair Advertisement - Crisis Magazine, 1920

Madame C. Madame C. Walker develops a range of hair-care products for black hair. She popularizes the press-and-curl style. Some criticize her for encouraging black women to look white.

“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 preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”                    Madam Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. Walker (Lisa Drew Books (Paperback)) by [Bundles, A'Lelia]Excellent book!

Madam CJ Walker was a Black entrepreneur and the first American self-made female millionaire. Her story of #success is that of from cabin to mansion, and from poverty and society leader. #blackhistory #blackleaders

blackhistoryalbum: “BEAUTY & SUCCESS VINTAGE AD (BY MADAM CJ WALKER) Madame C. Walker, African American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and.

Sephora is exclusively releasing the Madam CJ Walker Hair Care line just in time for Women's History Month. Her family is part of the amazing launch. #beauty #haircare

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Madame CJ Walker was the African American woman millionaire. Despite being natural, I gotta admire a woman on her hustle.

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Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam CJ Walker Thank you Madame C. Walker was the first African American Female millionaire. She created the hot comb, that devise used to straighten hair, along with hair care products.

Before Madam C.J. Walker there was Annie Turnbo Malone, " The Forgotten Entrepreneur" (1869-1957)  A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity.

Annie Malone: First African American Female Millionaire .Yes, Annie Malone was the first African American Female Millionaire, not Madame C. Malone was Madame Walker's mentor. ~Via Nautilus Salvage

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The first female self-made millionaire in U. But I think Madam C. Walker—born Sarah Breedlove—gets extra points, like exponential extra points, for also having …

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How Did Madame CJ Walker Revolutionize Hair Care and Cosmetics for Black Women?

Madame CJ Walker was a St. Louis washerwoman turned entrepreneur who in 1905 invented a method to soften and smooth African-American women's hair.

This, my friends, is Madame CJ Walker and she was the first African American woman to ever successfully create her own line of hair products for other African American women.

Unwilling to accept her lot, Sarah Breedlove began experimenting with combinations of hair oils and lotions, created a chic French alter-ego, and entered the world of cosmetics as self-proclaimed “beauty culturist” Madam CJ Walker.