Madam C.J. Walker
Spencer will star as the black millionairess.
Who could have predicted that a daughter of slaves turned self-made millionaire would have her namesake and products in a Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy brand like Sephora?
(Answers 1-C, 2-D, 3-B, 4-E, 5-A ) ____ 1. The first self-made female millionaire in the U.S. - she was a major donor to
Maya Angelou was an acclaimed author, poet, dancer, actress, singer, producer and activist. One of the lessons that we can learn from her life is the importance of saying "Yes". She discovered who she was and along the way by saying yes to various opportunities. "If I'm asked, 'Can you do this?' I think, if I don't do it, it'll be ten years before another black woman is asked to do it. And I say, 'Yes, yes, when do you want it?"
I lived and studied with black people, I felt comfortable around them and felt they accepted me, but I never had a conversation about race that made me uncomfortable. That changed when I met Chala Holland.
As president of the Madam Walker/A'Lelia Walker Family Archives, she shares the history of her famous ancestors through speeches, publications, documents, photographs and several public initiatives.
As the National Trust and the Doley family look ahead to potential new uses for the home, we would also like to extend an offer to supporters of the project -- supporters like you -- to join us for a possible visit.
In 1917, the New York Times Magazine described Villa Lewaro as a "wonder house" with a "degree of elegance and extravagance
"Do Big Things": Madam C.J. Walker's Great-Great-Granddaughter on History, Ancestors, and Villa Lewaro
Sign the pledge to show your support for Madam C.J. Walker's legacy and the protection of her estate, Villa Lewaro. In November
Here was a woman, a black woman no less, making tremendous strides in business in a time before women even had the right to vote.