Women’s History Month: Madam C.J. Walker

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Date(s) - 03/18/2020
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm Add to my calendar

Newburgh Free Library

Born in 19th century rural Louisiana to former slaves, Sarah Breedlove rose to become the first female African-American self-made millionaire in the United States. Known as Madam C.J. Walker, she developed a line of beauty care products for black women. Walker built a factory, hair salon, mail-order business and a beauty school which trained 20,000 sales agents. Later she became a philanthropist and was active in organizing the NAACP’s Silent Protest Parade in New York in 1917.

Learn about her life and legacy from professor Rick Feingold, who teaches business history at Mount Saint Mary’s College and Bergen Community College.


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