C.J Walker

*Full name of the scientist

Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker

-Birth and death date

December 23, 1867-May 25, 1919



Madame C. J. Walker, Nationality

-Familly Information

. Her parents, Owen and Minerva, were recently freed slaves, and Sarah, who was their fifth child, was the first in her family to be free-born.

*Educations (Schools atteneded)

She received very little formal education as a child. Attended: She did not attend any schools.


Madam Walker has received much posthumous recognition as an inductee into the National Business Hall of Fame at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago , the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York and, the American Health and Beauty Aids Institute Hall of Fame in Chicago and the Black Wax Museum in Baltimore.

*Constributions to science

Madam cj walker contributed to science by making makeup and hair products for black woman.
Her work with hair care involved a lot of work with chemistry. So she needed to know a lot of facts about science.

-Famous quote/symbol

  • ----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.
  • I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
  • One night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.
  • I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavour to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race.
  • There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
  • Perseverance is my motto.
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