Madam C. J. Walker's Life

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Submitted: January 25, 2008

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Madam C. J. Walker

"I have built my own factory on my own ground." Madam C. J. Walker was one of the most successful business woman of her race.She went from the cotton fields,to the wash tubs,to selling Pope - Turnbo hair-care products!

Born as Sara Breedlove,she was the last - and luckiest - child out of five.She had three brothers and an older sister,unfortunatly all of her siblings were born into slavery.Her parents were also slaves,their names were Owen and Minerva Breedlove.Sadly,Sara was only seven years old when her mother pasted away,about two years later her father pasted away.As an adult Sara attended night school to learn to read and write.

One night Sara had a dream,not a normal dream though.Her dream is one of the reasons why she is a famous American.Her dream was this:A big,black man appeared to her and told her what to mix.....Some of the remedy was from Africa!A few weeks later her hair started growing in faster than it had ever fallen out!She didn't sell her products just to make money though,she sold them to cure baldness for ALL black woman.She even stated,"Now my goal in life is not only to make money for myself.....I love to use part of what I make in trying to help others."

When was this amazing woman born,you ask?December 23,1867.Once she got older,Sara began speaking at places all over the country!Booker T. Washington even asked her to speak at a NNBL (National Negro Business Leage) conference!

Some other interesting things are,she was only seventeen when she had her first (and only) daughter,Lelia.Sara was even younger when she married though,she was fourteen!She was married to Moses McWilliams,but when she was twenty-seven she re-married because Moses died in the year 1888.Madam C. J. Walker is a wonderful role-model and I learned a lot because of her!


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