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Madam C.J. Walker: A Woman Ahead Of Her Time

Madam C.J. Walker was the first African-American millionaire. But she grew up poor, and worked as a washer woman before she made her money selling hair care products to African-American women around the turn of the 20th century. She also helped many in her community make a better life. (Images courtesy of A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)
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Portrait of Madam C.J. Walker (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)
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Portrait of Madam C.J. Walker (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)

The 1917 Walker Beauty Culturists Convention (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)
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The 1917 Walker Beauty Culturists Convention (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)

Madam Walker At The Wheel Of Her Waverley Electric Car (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)
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Madam Walker At The Wheel Of Her Waverley Electric Car (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)

Madam Walker at the 1913 dedication of the Senate Avenue YMCA (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)
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Madam Walker at the 1913 dedication of the Senate Avenue YMCA (Photo credit: A'Lelia Bundles/Madam Walker Family Archives)

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