Madam CJ Walker Tack Page
Historical Facebook Project
Crossroads Accelerated Academy
Philadelphia, PA
Computer Science Class
by, Kaliyah Jones

My Research


I researched Madam CJ Walker because she speaks to me, she go through everyday struggle just like me. Walker childhood was crazy and probably no one would go through what she did. It wasn't about the childhood she had that inspired me. It's about what she did to overcome it. Walker created a new hair product that opened so many doors for young women after her.

Entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on a cotton plantation to former slaves in Delta, Louisiana. She was an orphan by age seven and worked in cotton fields with her older sister to survive. She later married, but when her husband died, she was left as a single parent of a two-year old daughter. She supported her family by washing laundry and she used her earning as a laundress to pay for her daughter’s education at Knoxville College.After years of hard work, she had established a factory, training schools, and a national network of licensed sales agents selling her product. Her company would become known as the Walker Company. It was composed of 20,000 men and women agents in the U.S., Central America, and the Caribbean