Madam J Walker Biography

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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 1912 (“Madam CJ”).
Sarah Breedlove born on December 23, 1867 in Delta, Louisiana, who later came to be known as Madam C. J. Walker. Her parents Owen and Minerva Anderson Breedlove, had been enslaved before the end of the Civil War. Sarah was the first in her family to be free-born. At the age of 6 or 7 she was an orphan and survived by working in cotton fields in the Delta. By the age of 14 she married Moses McWilliams
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J. Walker traveled all over the nation demonstrating her products, recruiting new salespersons, and encouraging African American entrepreneurs. Her traveling included conventions of African American organizations, churches, and civic groups. Not satisfied with her native achievements, Walker traveled to the Caribbean and Latin America to promote her business and to recruit individuals to teach them her hair care methods. The observers estimated that Walker's company had about three thousand agents for whom Walker held annual conventions where they were tutored in product use, hygienic care techniques, and marketing strategies. She also gave cash awards to those who were most successful in promoting …show more content…
And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.”-Madam CJ Walker (“Explore”). At the age of 51 in 1919, Walker left one unfulfilled dream when she died of hypertension. The dream she had started with a she encountered while traveling it made her livid. After being in Indianapolis for a few years and starting her business, she went to the Isis Movie Theater and gave the ticket seller a dime, which was the typical admission at the time. However, the ticket seller had pushed the dime back and said the price had went up 25 cents for "colored people." Mrs. Walker only paid him 10 cents and said when I have my own theatre I will charge you extra. After this, Walker had asked an architect to draw up plans for a lot. She wanted the building to serve as a social and cultural center for the African-American community. Although, Madam Walker died before the theatre was able to be built her daughter A'Lelia Bundles built the theatre in memory of her and her dream (“Madam C.J .Walker”). The Madame Walker Theatre Center is internationally known as a place of arts, and overflowing with culture. The theatre also operates with a mission to nurture and celebrate the arts from an African-American perspective for cross-cultural appreciation. The theatre was built and opened for African Americans in 1927 they were not allowed in the same theaters as whites or were

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