Sarah Breedlove Walker, philanthropist
Dec. 23, 1867-May 25, 1919
Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker by Kathryn Lasky, illustrated by Nneka Bennett (Candlewick, 2000)
Born to former slaves, Sarah Breedlove Walker triumphed over numerous adversities to become the owner and operator of a hair products business which became one of the largest companies in America by 1912. Her generosity was legendary as she shared her wealth with others.
The Official Website of Madam C. J. Walker a.k.a Sarah Breedlove Walker offers a bio and more.