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Madam C.J. Walker : entrepreneur and millionaire
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2007.
Physical Description:
112 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reading Level:
970 L Lexile


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Book J 921 WALKER 1 1

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From the late 19th century into the 21st century, technological and cultural advancements transformed the world into a new and modern place. These advancements changed the way people lived, worked, and thought about themselves and the world. The combination of all these changes continues to produce what we know as the modern world. Madam C.J. Walker dreamed of a place where African-Americans were given equal rights and the chance for a better life. Determined to succeed, she worked her way up from washing clothes to selling her own line of beauty products. Her hair-care products, made especially for black women, helped her become America's first black female millionaire. A philanthropist and an equal rights advocate, her success and support gave hope to others.

Author Notes

Darlene R. Stille was educated at the University of Illinois. She is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for children including collections of biographies.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

Self-Made Womanp. 9
Bleak Beginningsp. 15
Vicksburg Washerwomanp. 23
New Start in St. Louisp. 29
A New Frontierp. 37
Growing a Businessp. 45
The Walker Manufacturing Companyp. 53
Woman of Influencep. 75
The New York Yearsp. 85
Life and Timesp. 96
Life at a Glancep. 102
Additional Resourcesp. 103
Glossaryp. 105
Source Notesp. 106
Select Bibliographyp. 108
Indexp. 109
Image Creditsp. 112