By Otha Richard Sullivan
Meet the black Achievers who attained the yankee Dream-from the early years to fashionable times"This excellent e-book will be required analyzing for youngsters, who will find out how the various nation's so much profitable Black women and men turned function models."-Joyce Ladner, Ph.D.Robert Sengstacke AbbottTyra BanksMatel "Mat" Dawson Jr.Joe L. Dudley Sr.Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsS. B. FullerArthur George GastonEarl G. GravesEarvin "Magic" JohnsonJohn H. JohnsonRobert L. JohnsonQuincy JonesShelton "Spike" Jackson LeeWilliam Alexander LeidesdorffAbraham Lincoln LewisReginald Francis LewisAnnie Turnbo MaloneBridget "Biddy" MasonAnthony OvertonMary Ellen PleasantRussell SimmonsMadame C. J. WalkerOprah Gail WinfreyEldrick "Tiger" WoodsCrispus Attucks Wright
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Lewis’s generosity financed the education of many young men and women. 5 million. On May 3, 2001, the city of Jacksonville unveiled a historic marker for the Afro-American Life Insurance Company at the corner of Ocean and Union Streets. 36 ✦ THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION ✦ PART THREE ✦ I NTO THE N EW C ENTURY MADAME C. J. WALKER (1867–1918) ✦ M adame C. J. Walker grew up in poverty, unable to read or write, surviving one hardship after another. She was born in Louisiana in 1867, one year before Congress passed the fourteenth amendment granting African Americans full citizenship.
In 1900, Turnbo patented the first pressing comb to straighten hair. In 1902, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri, seeking new opportunities. There she set up shop and hired sales people. She trained her agents by going door-to-door with them, selling her products and giving free beauty treatments to demonstrate their quality. Madame Walker was one of Turnbo’s earliest sales agents, joining her around 1903. Annie Turnbo continued to build up her business. Its phenomenal growth was attributed to her shrewdness, persistence, hard work, and commitment.
5 million. On May 3, 2001, the city of Jacksonville unveiled a historic marker for the Afro-American Life Insurance Company at the corner of Ocean and Union Streets. 36 ✦ THE CIVIL WAR YEARS AND RECONSTRUCTION ✦ PART THREE ✦ I NTO THE N EW C ENTURY MADAME C. J. WALKER (1867–1918) ✦ M adame C. J. Walker grew up in poverty, unable to read or write, surviving one hardship after another. She was born in Louisiana in 1867, one year before Congress passed the fourteenth amendment granting African Americans full citizenship.
African American Millionaires (Black Stars) by Otha Richard Sullivan