Profile of the Day: Madam C.J. Walker

Posted September 30, 2011 by Amanda | 2 Comments

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker was an African American business woman, philanthropist and founder of the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Walker was the first woman to become a millionaire by her own achievements.

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  • A’Lelia Bundles

    Hi Amanda
         It was great to see your feature on Madam C. J. Walker and my family members. As her great-great-granddaughter and biographer, I’m always thrilled when others are inspired by her story.
          For my books about Madam Walker (who was born with the name “Sarah Breedlove,” I’ve done quite a bit of genealogical research which may interest others who want to know more about her and the Breedlove family.
          I hope you and your readers will visit my websites at and
    Best wishes,
    A’Lelia Bundles
    President, Madam Walker Family Archives
    Author, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker

  • Anonymous

    I just wanted to inform your readers of this very important fact – Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company still exists today and has never stopped manufacturing all of the original hair oils! Anyone who visits our website at can view and purchase the full product line. The website also contains valuable information about the stock / asset sale (including the ability to view the stock certificates) and Raymond Randolph’s purchase of the original Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1985 from the Walker Trustees in Indianapolis, Indiana and how the Randolph Family (wife Joyce and daughters Vivian, Angela, Stephanie) continues to keep Madame Walker’s “true” legacy alive.

    To promote the entrepreneurial spirit that Madame Walker exemplified, the website provides individuals the opportunity to become a “Walker Agent” and sell Madame C.J. Walker products. By clicking on the “Find A Distributor” tab, you will see agents located in the United Kingdom, France, Bahamas, and the United States. September 2011 marked the Centennial Anniversary of the incorporation of Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company – doing business today as Madame C.J. Walker Enterprises. On September 24th, 2011 we commemorated this event with the “Tracing the Footsteps of a Legacy” 100th Year Celebratory Walk. You can visit our website to view the Souvenir Program.

    Due to our ownership of Madame’s historic company and the historical documents and memorabilia of the company, the Randolph Family can provide the most detailed and historically sound information about Madame C.J. Walker and her company by calling toll free, 866-552-2838, by clicking on the “Frequently Asked Questions” FAQS tab of our website, or by going to the contact us page of our website.

    Angela Randolph