February 28, 2024

Black History Month - Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker

December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919

  • Entrepreneur, philanthropist, political/social activist
  • First Black female self-made millionaire in America
  • World's most successful female entrepreneur of her time and one of the most successful African Americans
  • Made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for Black women
  • Made financial donations to numerous organizations and became a patron of the arts
  • In 1993, inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca, New York

Learn More!
Women & the American Story
National Women's Hall of Fame
Philanthropy Roundtable