Madam C.J. Walker
From the Series Gateway Biographies
Madam C.J. Walker was one of the first Black woman millionaires in the US. While she was a laundry worker, she started having trouble with her scalp and decided to create a solution. She developed a line of haircare and skincare products. At first, Walker sold her products door-to-door in local areas. But with the help of hard work and good advertising, she soon made the brand popular far beyond her town. She was able to hire sales agents across the US, build a salon and a beauty school, and more.
Walker’s work and products forever changed the world of haircare and skincare. But she impacted many other communities too. She helped build schools and funded scholarships, inspired more women to start their own businesses, and fought for equal rights for Black people. By the end of her life, Walker was known for her generosity and social justice work as much as her groundbreaking business. Discover more about her life, career, and long-lasting legacy.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Feminism, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
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