The Black experience has traversed time with profound struggles and hard-gained rewards, excelling across time admirably despite many of those difficulties faced. Today, I celebrate Madam C.J. Walker.
Madam C.J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove; December 23, 1867–May 25, 1919) was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist who revolutionized the hair care and cosmetics industry for American Black women early 20th century. Madam Walker was one of the first American women to become self-made millionaires while offering African American women a source of income and pride. Known for her philanthropy and social activism, Madam Walker played a significant role in the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1900s.
In celebration of her, I highlight the different looks I’ve achieved throughout the years because of her revolutionized hair care products for women like me.
Reminiscing of the days of hair straightening, all compliments of Madam C.J. Walker, those were the days!