Woman’s History Month– Mme. C.J. Walker

Mme CJ WalkerIf  you never heard of Mme C.J. Walker, I’m so glad  I can be the one to introduce you to this amazing woman. If you  already know  of her life and accomplishments, then you share my  respect and and interest in this remarkable American.

Mme. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867, the fifth child of recently freed slaves.  She became an orphan at age 7 and picked cotton and did housework  just to stay alive.  By 1885, a widow with two children,she started working  in the barbershops owned by her brothers. And as fate would have it, it was a damaging  hair product that changed her life and the lives of countless  generations of women.  A harsh shampoo with lye  had burned her scalp, causing distressing bald  patches.   To deal with the hair loss, she began to … Continue Reading…