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Daemon
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Madam C.J. Walker (1867)

Thought to be America's first black female millionaire, this daughter of ex-slaves was orphaned at 7, working at 10, married at 14, and a widow with an infant at 20. She worked as a domestic and laundress and in her scant spare time developed a treatment system to stop hair loss in African-American women and create smooth, shiny coiffures. She soon expanded her product line, and by 1917, her cosmetics empire was the largest black-owned business in the US. What did she do with her riches? More...
Christine
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 7:14:38 AM
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Good for her!
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 6:48:47 PM
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Kudos to Ms. Breedlove. Just goes to show what a determined person can do.
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