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Young Learner’s Program—Meet Madam C. J. Walker

National Archives Museum

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

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Madam C. J. Walker is portrayed by Daisy Century, actor, historian, interpreter, and reenactor. Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove and was an early advocate who sought equality for African Americans. Madam Walker amassed her fortune through dedication, hard work, and innovation. As America’s first female self-made millionaire, she was a philanthropist who enthusiastically supported Black colleges and universities.

At the end of the program, A’Lelia Bundles, Madam C.J. Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, will lead a question-and-answer session and share information about her book, All About Madam C. J. Walker.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote and programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).


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