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Madam C.J. Walker

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Birthday
23, 1867
Birthplace
Delta, LA
Death Date
May 25, 1919 (51)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1867
Birthplace
Delta, LA
Death Date
May 25, 1919 (51)

About

Haircare marketer and the first female African-American millionaire. She founded Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

Before Fame

She was a member of St. Paul AME Church.

Trivia

Her efforts to improve hair care for African-American women helped her to become a millionaire and were motivated by her own hair loss.

Family Life

She married Moses McWilliams in 1882, when she was 14 years old. They divorced in 1887 and she later remarried twice.

Associated With

She and Mary Kay Ash were both cosmetology pioneers.