Madam C.J. Walker Ms. Fordham
Madam C.J. Walker • Who is Madam C.J. Walker? • What is she important? • What you did not know about Madam C.J. Walker.
Background • Walker is a African- American Female. • Born Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker. • Born 1867 in Louisiana. • Was orphaned at the age of 7. • First Female Millionaire.
Background Continued • First in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. • Parents and elder siblings were slaves on Madison Parish Plantation owned by Robert W. Burney.
Inspiration for Madam • Had a scalp problem that cause hair lose. • Experimented with a variety of home remedies and products made by Annie Malone. • Became a sales agent for Malone and moved to Denver where she married Charles Joseph Walker.
From Sarah to Madam • Founded her own business and began selling her own product called Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Gower, “A scalp conditioning and healing formula.” • In 1908 she opened a college in Pittsburgh to train her “hair Culturists.”
From Sarah to Madam cont.… • Aggressive Marketing styles and relentless ambition led her to be labeled as the first know African- American woman to become a self-made millionaire.
Did You Know? • Walker did not invent the Pressing comb another African American woman “Annie Turnbo Pope Malone” did. • In 1905 Walker worked as a sales agent for Malone where she was inspired by Malone’s inventions and built an empire of her own.
Madam Walker on herself “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
Work Cited Google Images About.com (http://inventors.about.com/od/photogallery/ig/Madame-CJ-Walker-Photographs-/Madame-CJ-Walker-s-House-.htm) www. Madamcjwalker.com (http://www.madamcjwalker.com/#&panel1-1) Microsoft PowerPoint Concept Mapping from previous assignment http://bubbl.us/view/15865b/294ed8/14PzRUV11DCl./
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