Sarah Breedlove Archives

Madam C.J. Walker, the first Black American woman to be a self-made millionaire

February 11, 2021

Sarah Breedlove was born in Delta, La., on Dec. 23, 1867. She was the daughter of Owen and Minerva Anderson Breedlove. Both had formerly been enslaved. She was an orphan by the age of 7 and moved in with her older sister. At the age of 14, Sarah married Moses McWilliams. She maintained that she… [Read More]