Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Madam C.J. Walker

I think that Madam C.J. Walker is one of the most progressive black women for her time because she saw an opportunity and wasn't afraid to exploit it. Despite being born to a former slave family, losing her parents at the age of 7 and later her husband at the age of 20Madam C.J. Walker exemplified strength. She believed that one of the many practices that were raped from black women when they were brought to the US during slavery was the care for black hair. So she developed Black hair care products that would help to grow black hair. She sold her products through mail order and trained sales people to go door to do in a successful attempt to get her product into the hands of the masses. One of her inventions that is still in use today is the pressing comb. She has left a significant mark on black hair.

Name: Madam C.J. Walker (Birth name Sarah Breedlove)

Date of Birth: December 23, 1867

Place of Birth: Delta, Louisiana

Date of Death: May 25, 1919


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annette said...

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