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Inspiring Profile: Madam C.J. Walker Rose From Poverty To A Millionaire By Manufacturing Hair Products

C.J. Walker, was the first female African-American millionaire who rose from poverty by establishing a hair care products company in 1912.
Inspiration urged Walker to establish a line of hair care products for Afro-American women; with the challenges in penetrating business circles dominated by Afro-American men; involvement in social and political causes using her wealth and fame.

This woman who was born on December 23, 1867 got this to say about SUCCESS.

"I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own grounds." – Madam C.J. Walker

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