23 December 2009

On December 23,

in 1867, Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove on this day. She started a Black hair-care business in Denver, CO; she altered  curling irons that were popularized by the French to suit the texture of Black women's hair. She is arguably ther first woman millionaire in the U.S.

--courtesy blackfacts.com

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