Madame C.J. Walker

Self-Made Billionaire

Her Life

QUICK FACTS

NAME: Madam C.J. Walker

OCCUPATION:Civl Right Actvist , Philantrhopist Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist,Entrepreneur

BIRTH DATE: December 23, 1867

DEATH DATE: May 25, 1919

PLACE OF BIRTH: Near Delta, Louisiana

PLACE OF DEATH: Irvington-on-Hudson, New York

AKA: Madam C.J. Walker

Madam Walker was most known for the following:

"Sales of the Pomade and a collection of sixteen other beauty products, many packaged decoratively in tin containers who carried the portrait of Madame Walker, accompanied by heavy advertising in mainly Black newspapers and magazines and her own frequent instructional tours, made Madame Walker one of the best known African American women in the country by the 1920's. Her fame spread to Europe, where the Walker System coiffure of dancer Josephine Baker so fascinated Parisians in the 1920's that a French company produced a comparable pomade, calling itBaker-Fix.", Based on Webfiles.com

Sources

Biography.com Editors. "Madam C.J. Walker Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2016.


African American Women: A Biographical Dictionary.
Dorothy C. Salem, editor. (New York, NY: Garland Publishing), 1993, p. 536-538.
Article by Susan Stussy.