Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Who Was Madam CJ Walker?

She is the first self-made, female millionaire. Born Sarah Breedlove to slaves in Louisiana in 1867, Walker married at 14 but was left a widowed mother at 20. Despite this, she generated her fortune by selling "Madam Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower," her own creation, to African-American women. She settled in Harlem in 1916 and was a philanthropist until her death in 1919.

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