Saturday, February 3, 2018

Black History Month: Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker driving her own car.
Her passengers were members of the NAACW-National Association of Colored Women.
Madam C. J. Walker is a fascinating person, having come out of extreme circumstances to resiliently develop not only a mind-bogglingly successful business but a vibrant self-vision that provided impetus and momentum for overcoming devastating obstacles.

At first, it was a family affair of survival, then she was involved with community--church and local organizations of support. Her first husband died, but Sarah (later Madam C.J.) worked and worked and worked. She saw herself worthy of opportunities. Her daughter went to college. 

She had such a dynamic entrepreneurial identity that she and her team (including second husband C. J. Walker) built an empire.

Sarah aggressively supported groups to encourage the black community, particularly women, through magnanimous philanthropy. 

How smart and confident would you have to be to do this? 

I really love how she drives her own new, fancy car in the pic!

Here is the current link to her products and business!

Madam C. J. Walker Beauty College

Other links for info.

Madam C.J. Walker Biography

Civil Rights ActivistPhilanthropistEntrepreneur (1867–1919)

Madam C. J. Walker

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