This Day in Black History: Dec. 23, 1867

“Madame” C. J. Walker born.

Posted: 12/23/2011 07:00 AM EST

Madame C. J. Walker, whose birth name was Sarah Breedlove, was born on a plantation in Delta, Louisiana. After changing her name to “Madame” C. J. Walker, she founded her own business selling Black hair care and cosmetics. She would become America’s first African-American millionaire.

 

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