Madam Cj Walker

February 8, 2011 by USA Post 

Madam Cj Walker, Madam CJ Walker was born December 23, 1867, as Sarah Breedlove. She was born in Delta, Louisiana, to Owen and Minerva Breedlove. His parents were freed slaves. There was a yellow fever outbreak that has killed many people in Los Angeles. When Sarah was 6, she was an orphan. She moved with her sister and Louvinia she resided in Vicksburg, LA.

His sister, like many black women of that time was a domestic worker. They were very poor and there were just not great opportunities available in Vicksburg.
Sarah married a man named Moses McWilliams at the age of 14. She gave birth to a daughter named Leila. When Sarah turns 20, she was a widow. Rumor has it that her husband was lynched Moses. After years of struggle, Sarah decided to move to St. Louis and worked as a laundress. Sarah could not read or write. She was extremely proud of her daughter’s education in St. Louis. It was something was not able to grow in Louisiana.

Sarah was facing the loss of hair when she reached her late thirties. It found that products on the market for black women destroyed hair. She began experimenting with various products at home and mixes a product that regrew her hair. She bottled and sold its new formula to the family and friends. Demand for its products increased. Sarah began going door-to-door selling her product for the hair.
(WALA) – Sarah Breedlove, born in 1867 to former slaves in Louisiana, became a laborer with no education in one of the most successful in history, women self-made entrepreneurs.

Newly widowed, working for and 1.50 per day, Breedlove was able to save enough money to send her only daughter in public school. After forming friendships with other black women, some members of the National Association of women of color, her vision of the world changed significantly.

Breedlove began to suffer from a disease of the scalp in the 1890s. The evil he lost most of her hair. After experimenting with home remedies, even some made by another black woman entrepreneur, Annie Malone.

After remarriage, she changed her name to Madame CJ Walker, and created its own product for the hair, “Mrs. Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower ‘. She sold the scalp conditioning, healing form her own company she founded in Denver.

Walker said that the formula was revealed to her in a dream. To promote her product, she traveled door to door for a year and a half throughout the South. Churches and the boxes were the perfect place for her to demonstrate her scalp treatment.

Always think about marketing strategies and sales, she moved her base to Pittsburgh and opened Lelia College to train “Hair Culturist Walker.

Finally, it built a factory in the center of the nation’s largest manufacturing, Indianapolis. It has also built a hair salon and manicure and another training school in Indianapolis.

Soon, Walker has expanded its activities in New York, Central America and the Caribbean.

When she died, she sealed her place in history as the first woman of any race, becoming a millionaire. It was truly a businesswoman self-made American, and pioneer of modern black hair care and cosmetics industry.

“There is no royal road to success flowered, … And if there is, I did not find fault if I have accomplished in life, because I was ready to work hard. ” – Madam CJ Walker


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