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1867-1919 madam cj walker invented and marketed a line of hair and skin-care products specially designed for the needs of black women she and her company became fabulously successful, employing thousands, and inspiring women of all races to greater achievements in business and philanthropy. The first self-made millionaire female in america, madam walker developed a successful line of hair and beauty products for black women her company, the madam cj walker manufacturing company has since been taken over by her daughter. She developed and marketed a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women she started the company madame cj business name to madam cj walker. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist, madam cj walker rose from poverty in the south to become one of the wealthiest african american women of her time.
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