Marjorie Joyner

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  • Madam C. J. Walker Biography

    Well, hello there my name is Sarah Breedlove, but you might know me as Madam C. J. Walker one of the first black females to become a millionaire, at a young age I opened my own factory and a beauty school I also created the world’s first hair-straightening formula aka the hot comb. You’re welcome. Enough of my boring millionaire life, I’ll tell you how I became to be. I was born December 23, 1867, on a plantation in Delta, Louisiana to two former slaves Owen and Minerva, but by the age of seven I became an orphan my mother died in 1874 and my father passed the next year. After they died I was sent to live with my sister, louvinia and her husband, we moved to Vicksburg Mississippi, in 1877, where I picked cotton and did household work. At the ripe age of 14, I fled my abusive brother in law and harsh working environment; I was still in Mississippi and that’s where I met my husband Moses McWilliams. On June 6, 1885, I gave birth to my daughter, A’Lelia. Two years later tragic struck my happy little family, my husband died, A’Lelia and I moved to St. Louis, where my brothers established themselves as barber. I found work as a washerwoman, I earned $1.50 a day and that was enough to send my daughter to the local public school; while doing that I also attended night school when I had the chance of course. while I was staying in St. Louis I met my second husband Charles J. Walker, he worked in advertising which would later promote my hair care business. Let’s skip to the 1890’s…

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  • Madam Jj Walker Biography

    Madam C.I. Walker Imagine waking up one morning and being an African American woman with natural hair. You walk into your bathroom and notice that all of your hair products are empty and that you need to restock. You then grab your keys and head for the nearest Sally Beauty Salon to pick up all of your hair products. The door opens and you are walking down the aisle to find your hair products, but all the products are gone that are designed for your hair. Luckily, that is where Madam C.J.…

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  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee Research Paper

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee is widely known as one of the all-time greatest female athletes out there. She is known mostly for her high achievements in the sport of track and field but has many other accomplishments that are not as well advertised. She is also known for some of the many world records she set and some that she still holds. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is someone that even when she is long gone, everyone will still remember. On March 3, 1962 unto the world was born a little baby girl whom no…

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