Madam C.J. Walker: The First Black Female Millionaire (Virtual)

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In celebration of Black History Month, join us for a virtual presentation about Madam C.J. Walker, the first black female millionaire.

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.

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Presented by Rick Feingold. Rick teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College. He has lectured at over 50 libraries in New Jersey and New York and holds an MBA from Penn State University and a B.A. in History from Rutgers University.