Madam C. J. Walker – The First Black Female Millionaire
‘Madam C. J. Walker – The First Black Female Millionaire’, presented virtually by Rick Feingold.
Born in 19th century rural Louisiana to former slaves, Sarah Breedlove, who became known as Madam C.J. Walker, rose to become the first female African-American self-made millionaire in the United States. She developed a line of beauty care products for black women. Walker built a factory, hair salon, mail-order business and a beauty school which trained 20,000 sales agents. Later she became a philanthropist and was active in organizing the NAACP’s Silent Protest Parade in New York in 1917.
Don’t miss this interesting story from historian Rick Feingold.
Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and Mount St. Mary's College.
He holds a B.A. in History from Rutgers University and an MBA from Penn State University.
- Thursday, January 21, 2021
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)