Madam C.J. Walker was the first Black Millionaire in the United States when she started her cosmetics empire in Indianapolis, Indiana.
At the National Negro Business League Convention in 1912, Walker said: “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations. I have built my own factory on my own ground.”
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