Madam C. J. Walker

Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, on a cotton plantation near Delta, Louisiana. Her parents, Owen and Minerva, were recently freed slaves, and Sarah, who was their fifth child, was the first in her family to be free-born. Her parents died when she was young, leaving her an orphan at the age of seven. After her parents’ passed, Sarah was sent to live with her sister, Louvinia, and her brother-in-law. They soon moved to Mississippi but at the age of […]

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