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Sarah Breedlove was born on December 23,1867 When Sarah was 7, both of her parents died of yellow fever.

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3 Sarah Breedlove was born on December 23,1867

4 When Sarah was 7, both of her parents died of yellow fever

5 To survive she and her siblings picked cotton

6 When Sarah was 20, she joined the St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopical Church

7 In 1881Sarah married Moses McWilliams

8 Sarah then worked as a laundress

9 In i885 Sarah and Moses had a girl named A’lelia

10 In 1887 Moses McWilli ams d i ed

11 Walker In 1906 Sarah married Charles Joseph Walker and changed her name to Madam C.J.

12 In 1910 Madam C.J Walker moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to set up the headquarters for her business.

13 In 1915 Madame C.J had a 34- room mansion built for her in New York.

14 In 1912 Madam C.j Walker hosted the first Annual Walker Beauty Culturists Convention

15 Sometime between Madam C.J Walker and Charles Joseph Walker divorced.

16 Madam C.J. Walker donated 1,000 dollars to the Tuskegee Institute and hundreds to the NAACP and other black charities. She also had helped establish the Mary McLeod Bethune school.

17 Some of the remedy was grown in Africa She claimed the ingredients came to her in a dream She did not know how to read and write until later in life.

18 Madam C.J Walker died in 1919 She was buried at Woodland Cemetery in the Bronx She left an estate valued at two-million dollars She died after World war I

19 “I got my start by giving myself a start ” ‘‘Perseverance is my motto” “I had to m ak e my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

20 Madam C.J. was known for her philanthropy

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