Madam C. J. Walker

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Sarah Walker (Breedlove)

Birthplace: Delta, Louisiana, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Owen Breedlove and Minerva Breedlove
Wife of Charles Joseph Walker
Ex-wife of John H. Davis and Moses McWilliams
Mother of Lelia (A'Lelia Walker) McWilliams
Sister of Louvenia Powell; James Breedlove; Owen Breedlove, Jr.; Solomon Breedlove and Alexander Breedlove

Occupation: Sharecropper, Inventor, Entrepreneur
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About Madam C. J. Walker

I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations....I have built my own factory on my own ground. ~Madam Walker, National Negro Business League Convention, July 1912

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Madam C. J. Walker's Timeline

December 23, 1867
Delta, Louisiana, USA
June 6, 1885
Age 17
Vicksburg, MS, USA
May 25, 1919
Age 51
New York, New York