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Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919

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Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingWalker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919
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Variant(s)Breedlove, Sarah, 1867-1919
Walker, Madam, 1867-1919
Walker, Sarah Breedlove, 1867-1919
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeIndianapolis (Ind.) Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Tuskegee (Ala.) Pittsburgh (Pa.)
LocatedVicksburg (Miss.) Saint Louis (Mo.) Denver (Colo.) Irvington (N.Y.)
Birth date1867-12-23
Death date1919-05-25
Place of birthMadison Parish (La.)
Place of deathIrvington (N.Y.)
Field of activityHair preparations
AffiliationMadam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company Madam C.J. Walker College of Beauty Culture (Kansas City, Mo.)
Profession or occupationBusinesspeople Philanthropists
Found inBundles, A. Madam C.J. Walker, entrepreneur, 1990: phone call to pub. (b. Sarah Breedlove; 1867-1919; C.J. are her husband's initials)
Villa Lewaro, Irvington, New York, 1989?: p. 1 (Madam C.J. Walker; d. 1919)
The Walker 1949 almanac, 1949?: p. 5 (Madam Walker) p. 15 (Madam C.J. Walker)
Madam C. J. Walker, 1996: page 45 (born in Delta, Louisiana, transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into an entrepreneur and philanthropist) page 46 (her husband was Charles Joseph) page 69 (died at her estate in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York; pioneer of the modern black hair-care and cosmetics industry).
African American women, 1993: pages 536-538 (Sarah (Madame C.J.) (Breedlove) Walker, born December 23, 1867. Orphaned at age seven, and raised by her sister, Louvenia, in Vicksburg, MS. Married, had a daughter, A'Lelia, then was widowed in 1887 at age 20. Moved to St. Louis, where she started a cosmetics business where she sold hair products. Moved to Denver where she married C.J. Walker. In 1910, made Indianapolis the headquarters of her cosmetic and hair business, Walker College of Hair Culture and Walker Manufacturing Company (later moved to Harlem, then to Tuskegee, Ala.) The College was taken over by her daughter, who moved it to Pittsburgh, Penn. Donated to many black charities, including supporting the purchase of the home of Frederick Douglass. Died May 25, 1919.)
Associated languageeng
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