Dreamers in the S’News: Madam CJ Walker

Madame C.J. Walker, the first self-made U.S. w...

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Today is the anniversary of the birth of Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove on Dec. 23, 1867. The daughter of slaves, she became the first black millionaire by building a beauty empire for people of color.

Walker was also a dreamer. Living in poverty, Walker dreamed a black man appeared to her and gave her the recipe for a hair tonic to help stop her hair from falling out.

Walker reported: “[A] big Black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out.”

Walker followed her dream, and found her way from poverty to riches.

Isn’t it time you began to follow yours?



I learned about Walker from a beautiful Young Adult book by Jeannine Atkins, Borrowed Names.

To learn more about how to remember, understand and follow your dreams, contact me for a dream consultation.


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3 responses to “Dreamers in the S’News: Madam CJ Walker

  1. Angela Randolph

    I just wanted to inform your readers of this very important fact – Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company still exists today and has never stopped manufacturing all of the original hair oils! Anyone who visits our website at http://www.madamewalker.net can view and purchase the full product line.

    The website also contains valuable information about the stock / asset sale (including the ability to view the stock certificates) and Raymond Randolph’s purchase of the original Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company in 1985 from the Walker Trustees in Indianapolis, Indiana and how the Randolph Family (wife Joyce and daughters Vivian, Angela, Stephanie) continues to keep Madame Walker’s “true” legacy alive.

    To promote the entrepreneurial spirit that Madame Walker exemplified, the website provides individuals the opportunity to become a “Walker Agent” and sell Madame C.J. Walker products. By clicking on the “Find A Distributor” tab, you will see agents located in the United Kingdom, France, Bahamas, and the United States.

    September 2011 marked the Centennial Anniversary of the incorporation of Madame C.J. Walker’s historic company – doing business today as Madame C.J. Walker Enterprises. On September 24th, 2011 we commemorated this event with the “Tracing the Footsteps of a Legacy” 100th Year Celebratory Walk. You can visit our website to view the Souvenir Program.

    Due to our ownership of Madame’s historic company and the historical documents and memorabilia of the company, the Randolph Family can provide the most detailed and historically sound information about Madame C.J. Walker and her company by calling toll free, 866-552-2838, by clicking on the “Frequently Asked Questions” FAQS tab of our website, or by going to the contact us page of our website.

    Angela Randolph

  2. Wow, She truly followed her dreams!
    I will see if I can tune in more to mine, inspired by your posts and dreams come true:))
    Meanwhile, she also shared a birthday with someone we know !

    PS Hope you are feeling better from your cold, I’m going to send you some r & r (rather, ‘r”)now,xoJ

  3. Pingback: Faces of Black History – Madame C.J. Walker | Merc Xue

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