Tag Archives: Madame C. J. Walker

Madam Walker as a Patron of the Arts (Black History Month 2014)

For Black History Month 2014 we are sharing little known facts about Madam Walker Madam C. J. Walker very much enjoyed promoting the work of young African American artists. She hosted concerts to feature the work of black musicians and … Continue reading

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Madam C. J. Walker FAQ#1: “When and where was Madam Walker born?”

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 “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South.” –Madam C. J. Walker (1912 National Negro Business League Convention) Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 in Delta, Louisiana on the … Continue reading

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Woodlawn Cemetery–Madam Walker’s Burial Place–Named National Historic Landmark

June 30, 2011: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that The Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx–where enterpreneur Madam C. J. Walker and her Harlem Renaissance arts patron daughter, A’Lelia Walker, are buried–has been designated a National Historic Landmark, … Continue reading

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Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower

When Madam C. J. Walker founded the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1906 in Denver, her first two products were Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower and a vegetable-based shampoo. Within the next few years she added a product … Continue reading

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Madam Walker and Black Entrepreneurs

                                      “I got my start by giving myself a start”      Madam Walker and Black Entrepreneurs between the Civil War & World War I While many enterprising African American men and women created profitable outlets for their skills as trades people, … Continue reading

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DuSable’s “Heritage of Resistance” Symposium Features Descendants of Drew, Du Bois, Walker and Wells

I’m still feeling the glow of a great weekend in Chicago with old friends and new. The “Heritage of Resistance” symposium at the DuSable Museum where Michelle Duster, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Arthur McFarlane and I talked about our ancestors (Ida … Continue reading

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Discovering Madam Walker at the National Archives

The National Archives recently has launched a video series called “Inside the Vaults.” Madam Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, conducted research there for her book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, and is featured … Continue reading

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