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MADAM C.J. WALKER
Sarah Breedlove aka (Madam C. J. Walker)
Born: December 23, 1867, Delta, Louisiana
Died: May 25, 1919, Irvington, New York
Madam C.J. Walker an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political and social activist. She is recorded as the first female self-made millionaire in America in the Guinness Book of World Records. Multiple sources mention that although other women might have been the first, their wealth is not as well-documented. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of cosmetics and hair care products for black women through the business she founded, Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company. She became known also for her philanthropy and activism.
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