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Socialite A' Lelia Walker. Helped her mother, self-made millionaire Madam CJ Walker, build her empire from mail order business to multi-level sales and distribution. She ws also a patron of the Arts during the Harlem Renaissance.


Sarah Breedlove (December 23, 1867 – May 25, 1919), known as Madam C.J.Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, regarded as the first female self made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.


A’Lelia Walker: “Joy Goddess” of the Harlem Renaissance A’Lelia Walker, the only daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, helped her mother found the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company in Denver in 1906. A’Lelia entertained the rich, famous, and soon to be famous including African and European royalty, Harlem Renaissance artists, civil rights leaders, white and black bankers and businessmen.


The daughter of Madam C.J. Walker, A'lelia Walker was the "it" girl of the Harlem Renaissance. The arts patron, who lived in a villa on the Hudson River, loved expensive cars and jewelry. Her legendary salons included the sparkling literati of the thriving 1920s black arts movement, including many gays and lesbians, as well as wealthy whites who trekked uptown.