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Madam C.J Walker’s real name was Sarah Breedlove. She was born on a cotton plantation, on 12/23/1867 in Delta Louisiana. Madam C.J Walker was an inventor, entrepreneur and first female African American millionaire. Her parents names were Owen and Minerva. Owen and Minerva were once slaves. They had 6 children. Sarah was the first one of their children not born into slavery. Owen and Minerva had both passed away by the time Sarah was 7 years old. Sarah went to live with her sister after the death of her parents and moved to Mississippi. At the age of 14 Sarah married Moses McWilliams. They had a daughter named A’Lelia. Moses died when A’Lelia was only two years old. Sarah and A’Lelia moved to St. Louis. Sarah found a job in St. Louis and made $1.50 a day. In St. Louis, she met her second husband Charles J. Walker. Most Americans during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s did not have indoor plumbing, central heating or electricity. As a result people did not bath or wash their hair as often as we do now. As a result many people suffered scalp disease causing hair loss. Sarah herself was losing her hair. She experimented with home remedies to create a healthier scalp. She developed Vegetable Shampoo, Wonderful Hair Grower, Vanishing Cream and other beauty products for black women. Her husband who was in advertising, thought it would help her business to go by a flashier name. So Sarah started calling herself Madame C.J Walker. In 1905 she traveled around the country talking to women about her products and doing demonstrations. Women loved the products.

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