Amazing Women Spotlight: Madame CJ Walker a.k.a. Sarah Breedlove

Sarah Breedlove was born to former slave parents in 1867, just after the American Civil War. She overcame poverty, illiteracy, sexism, and racism in the Reconstruction Era to establish herself as a successful entrepreneur. Her husband and both of her parents had died by the time she was twenty, and she was left alone to support herself and her daughter. Breedlove learned how to make shampoos and pomades for a living. With those skills, and reportedly with only $1.25, Breedlove built herself a haircare empire that became the biggest employer of African American women of the time. Her company provided … Continue reading Amazing Women Spotlight: Madame CJ Walker a.k.a. Sarah Breedlove

Lifting as We Climb: The Story of America’s First Black Women’s Club

One of the most significant women’s clubs of all time was formed by black women for the advancement and empowerment of black communities. It is also the first and oldest national Black Organization, and it is known as the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Continue reading “Lifting as We Climb: The Story of America’s First Black Women’s Club”