Madam C. J. Walker Money Quote saying as the first woman black millionaire in the early 1900’s that because Americans focus so much respect on financial success, black role models are needed. Madam C. J. Walker said:
“America doesn’t respect anything but money. What our people need is a few millionaires” — Madam C. J. Walker
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After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, created specialized hair products for African American hair in 1905 and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire.
Parents were recently freed slaves.
Scalp disorder caused her hair loss.
Opened beauty school.
Created own pomade formula.
Built Villa Lewaro mansion
“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.”
Birthday December 23, 1867