Madam C. J. Walker Collection

About the Project

Madam C. J. Walker (December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919), born Sarah Breedlove, was an African American entrepreneur, educator, and philanthropist. She overcame poverty and other hardships to become a self-made millionaire. Her company, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, manufactured, distributed, and sold hair care and beauty products, including skin care items, body powders, lipstick, and perfumes developed for African Americans. Help us transcribe information about historic artifacts related to Walker and her work to uncover the fascinating history of Madam C.J. Walker, her company, and black beauty culture in early twentieth century America

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