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Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
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Madam C.J. Walker

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  • 1. Madame C.J. Walker By Danielle Faden and Dorothy Raginsky
  • 2. Objectives <ul><li>Explain Madame CJ Walker’s life </li></ul><ul><li>Show why she was important around the 1920s </li></ul>
  • 3. Background <ul><li>African-American woman </li></ul><ul><li>Given name: Sarah Breedlove McWilliams Walker </li></ul><ul><li>Born in 1867 in Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Orphaned at age 7, worked on cotton fields with older sister to survive </li></ul>
  • 4. In The Beginning <ul><li>After the death of her first husband, she moved in with her brothers who were barbers </li></ul><ul><li>Got involved in the National Association of Colored Women </li></ul>
  • 5. Getting Started <ul><li>She had a scalp problem that caused her to lose hair </li></ul><ul><li>Experimented with home remedies </li></ul><ul><li>Used some home remedies made by another black woman, Annie Malone </li></ul>
  • 6. Getting into the Business <ul><li>In 1905, she moved to Denver to work as a sales agent for Malone </li></ul><ul><li>Married Charles Joseph Walker and changed her name to Madame CJ Walker </li></ul>Annie Malone
  • 7. Cosmetics <ul><li>Founded her own business in Denver </li></ul><ul><li>Developed her own scalp healing product, “Madame Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower” </li></ul><ul><li>Began a large sales campaign across the U.S. (mainly the south) </li></ul>
  • 8. Advertisements
  • 9. Advertisement and her Business Card
  • 10. Growing Business <ul><li>Madame Walker opened a college in Pittsburg in order to train her “hair culturists” </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetics factory/headquarters opened in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1910 </li></ul>Walker (left) with prominent businessmen
  • 11. Strong Business <ul><li>The company became a national corporation with over 3,000 employees at one point </li></ul><ul><li>Offered jobs to many African-American women </li></ul>Madame Walker with some of her cosmetic agents
  • 12. Success <ul><li>Madame Walker became the first self-made African-American woman millionaire </li></ul><ul><li>She used her prominent position for philanthropy </li></ul>Madame CJ Walker’s home
  • 13. Legacy <ul><li>Died in 1919 at age 52 </li></ul><ul><li>The Walker Theater (a cultural arts center) opened in Indianapolis in her honor </li></ul><ul><li>Became the first African-American woman on a United States postage stamp in 1998 </li></ul>
  • 14. The Walker Theater <ul><li>Madame Walker worked on her theater until her death in 1919. Her daughter continued to work on it until it opened in 1927. </li></ul><ul><li>It faced the possible demolition during the 1970s but dedicated African American citizens saw the rich history in it so, it had to be saved. </li></ul>
  • 15. <ul><li>The End </li></ul>We hope you enjoyed our presentation and learned something about Madame C.J. Walker!

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