Madam CJ Walker- Michelle Eang
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Madam C.J. Walker
I was born on December 23, 1867
I opened a store after slavery was abolished.
“I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.” —Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker, was the first African American self made millionaire. Her real name was Sarah Breedlove. She was a orphan at six years old. Walker was born a slave and married at fourteen. In 1885 Walker gave birth to her first child, A'leia. Her occupations were, Civil rights activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
Sarah cared a lot about looks and beauty so she had to make sure that all of her hair products worked. All of her hair products were made especially for black women. In 1908 Walker opened a beauty school as well as a factory. She was a very successful African American women in the beauty industry. By herself Walker made $600,000 to $700,000.
Sarah was pretty important in our history because she made all of these hair products that helped us develop other products today. Walker died on May 25, 1919, due to hypertension. Walker is such a great role model for young children. In honor of Walker, the US postal service created a stamp of Madam CJ Walker to commemorate her for all of her hard work.
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