Why we should learn about Madam CJ Walker During Black History Month

Why we should learn about Madam CJ Walker During Black History Month

This Black History Month, it is important to discuss and learn about the accomplishments of Madam C.J. Walker—the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in America.

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867, shortly after the Civil War ended.

Despite growing up in poverty as an orphan, she eventually became one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

She developed her own line of hair care products for African Americans that gave her tremendous success and fame, paving the way for other black business owners and young women at the time to aspire for greatness despite the odds being stacked against them.

By learning about her life story this month, we are able to give our students an inspiring example to look up to and show them that no matter how difficult or challenging their current circumstances may seem, there is always hope and potential within reach if they are willing to work hard towards achieving their goals.

With A Celebration of Black History, you'll get a set of easy reader biographies that takes you through twenty inspirational stories - from Madam CJ Walker to Martin Luther King Jr., these figures have made groundbreaking discoveries and paved the way for future generations.

Each mini-biography includes a comprehension worksheet for you and your students to discuss after reading the story - this ready-made download can be used entirely digitally OR printed out for your students to use each day during Black History Month. 

Help your students understand the importance of continuing to work hard even when facing adversity and show them stories about those who helped shape history.

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