Madam C. J. Walker Resources

The child of former slaves, Madam C.J. Walker became the first self-made African-American millionaire. Like many entrepreneurs, she got her start by developing a solution to her own problem, and built a business built on her hair-growth product. Madam C.J. Walker’s empire eventually included a factory, a laboratory, and a beauty school, and she empowered other women of color by training them to become sales agents for her products. Find out more about the life and accomplishments of Madam C.J. Walker and how the brand she built has been revived.