In the United States, February is designated as Black History Month.
Did you know America’s FIRST woman to become a self-made millionaire was an African-American named Madam C.J. Walker?
She was a fascinating person who helped others with her enterprise and courage.
NAME: Madam C.J. Walker
OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Activist, Entrepreneur
BIRTH DATE: December 23, 1867
DEATH DATE: May 25, 1919
DID YOU KNOW?: Madam C.J. Walker was the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
DID YOU KNOW?: In 1913, Madam C.J. Walker donated the largest amount of money by an African American toward the construction
of an Indianapolis YMCA.
DID YOU KNOW?: Also a civil rights activist, in 1917, Madam C.J. Walker was part of a delegation that traveled to the White House to
petition President Woodrow Wilson to make lynching a federal crime.
PLACE OF BIRTH: Near Delta, Louisiana
PLACE OF DEATH: Irvington-on-Hudson, New York
ORIGINALLY: Sarah Breedlove
AKA: Madam C.J. Walker
Please use this link to find out even more about this fascinating person from America’s past.
Madam C.J. Walker. The Biography Channel website. 2014. Available at: http://www.biography.com/people/madam-cj-walker-9522174.
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