Madam CJ Walker was a Black entrepreneur and the first American self-made female millionaire. Her story of #success is that of from cabin to mansion, and from poverty and society leader. #blackhistory #blackleaders
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.
“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.” Madam Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912
Sarah Breedlove, aka Madam CJ Walker. Born on a Louisiana cotton plantation, she became the first black American woman self-made millionaire. She created job opportunities for women, generously shared her wealth, and fought for civil rights. Some of her wise words: "Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!"
Nearly 100 years ago, Madam CJ Walker, America’s first female self-made millionaire, built a beautiful mansion in Irvington, New York. Villa Lewaro is a 34-room Italianate manse in a neighbor…