Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Day 3- Madame C.J. Walker

Black History Month - Day 3

Yesterday's Answer:  Gas Mask

Today's Question

Sarah Breedlock became known as Madame C.J. Walker- first  woman self-made millionaire in America.  She was born in 1867 in Louisiana and died in  1919.  She created this to help African American women.  Her business grew and she traveled around the country promoting this.  She also founded "philanthropies that included educational scholarships and donations to homes for the elderly, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Conference on Lynching, among other organizations focused on improving the lives of African-Americans. She also donated the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913."*

What did she create?

   Dahlia, Janay, Barbie, K



  1. Hmmm, I have no idea, but I think The grandmommy may be right!

  2. She developed a line of hair care products including a shampoo and an ointment that helped treat dandruff and heal scalp disease.

    She did not invent the straightening comb.

    We hope you will visit for more info about her.

    A'Lelia Bundles
    Madam Walker Family Archives

  3. I always love your Black History Month's post! Even if I don't comment, know that I am following!

  4. Yay! It's that time again. I have to go get caught. Looking forward to the rest of this month's posts.

  5. Thank you everyone for responding. I did not know about the straightening comb until this year. I had always read that iin different books about Madame C.J. Walker.