Madam C.J. Walker is born

December 23

On December 23, 1867, Madam C.J. Walker was born. 

Madam C.J. Walker was an influential entrepreneur and activist during the early 1900s. Throughout her life, she actively worked to uplift and empower black women, oftentimes using her own resources to do so. Walker also devoted her time to several prestigious black organizations including the NAACP and supported black causes. In 1906, Walker launched “Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower” which provided hair products for black women. Shortly after, she founded the National Negro Cosmetics Manufacturers Association. 

In 1919, Madam C.J. Walker died at the age of 51.


A&E Television Networks. (2022, August 3). Madam C.J. Walker is born. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

Michals, D. (n.d.). Biography: Madam C.J. Walker. National Women’s History Museum. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from

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