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Blog Post: Madame CJ Walker's philanthropy
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/4/2020
“A former laundress who became a millionaire from her hair-care company, Madam C. J. Walker (1867–1919) was a leading philanthropist of the early 1900s. Because of her pioneering role in both business and philanthropy, she's featured in two museum exhibitions: American Enterprise and Giving in America. Her biographer, Dr. Tyrone Freeman, answered three questions from our philanthropy curator, Amanda Moniz, about Walker's giving.”
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