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Painting: Winold Reiss
Langston Hughes, Poet (1902-1967)

 

Madame C.J. Walker
Madame C.J. Walker, business woman (1869-1919)

Madame C. J. Walker who, because of her innovations in the cosmetics business, was
to become one of the wealthiest and most famous women of her race experienced an
early life of poverty and hardship. Born to ex-slave parents in Delta, Louisiana, Sarah
McWilliams was orphaned at the age of seven, married at 14 and was left a widow
with a small child at the age of 20. Deciding to begin a new life, she traveled to St.
Louis and worked as a laundress in order to send her daughter to school. In the
1890's, she married Charles J. Walker and, under the name of Madame C.J. Walker,
subsequently made famous her new hair-styling formula.

In 1910, she went to Indianapolis to begin the manufacture of her hair preparations,
later adding a complete line of toiletries and cosmetics to her products. As her
business expanded, she established many Walker schools of beauty culture across
the country. In the process, she became the first black woman millionaire.
Before her death in 1919, Madame Walker was well-known for her philanthopic
activities: she made large bequests to the NAACP, the YMCA of St. Louis, Tuskegee
Institute, and Bethune-Cookman College, and also stipulated in her will that two-thirds
of the profits of her company should be given to charitable organizations.

 

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Name: Eduardo C. Illanes Kurth / E-Mail: chillifresser@hotmail.com / City/State: Berlin, berlin / Country: Germany / Comments: Hello Together, Searching for my Name, i found an old theater programm... Nice to see your page and nice to know that you´re allways there... Hope you stay succesfull... ALLES GUTE, Eduardo / Age: 16-25 / Gender: Male / Interest: / Discovered at: Search Engine / Homepage: http://

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Name: Samira / E-Mail: girlforpeace01@aol.com / City/State: Berlin / Country: Germany / Comments: Hallo !!! Ich wollte euch sagen das ich es wirklich klasse finde, was ihr da macht. Eure Seite gefällt mir auch sehr gut***. Ich bin auch nicht zufällig darauf gestoßen sondern hab vor einiger Zeit in der U-Bahn ein Heft in die Hand bekommen und zwar von Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, wie später erfahren habe. Na ja ich spiele selbst gern Theater (in der Schule) und wollte mal fragen ob sie auch eine Jugendtheatergruppe haben in der man sich anmelden kann. Hoffe auf eine baldige Antwort und wünsche noch viel Spaß beim Weitermachen :-) Samira ... Or was I supposed to write all that in english?? / Age: 16-25 / Gender: Female / Interest: dance / Discovered at: Other / Homepage: http://

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Name: richard & Pat Hadley / E-Mail: rdhad98@surfsouth.com / City/State: thomasville ga / Country: usa / Comments: very well done. proud of my twin sister, dr.marie hadley robinson. this is what keep our history alive. i am a retired band teacher from michigan. / Age: 56-65 / Gender: Male / Interest: Film / Discovered at: Other / Homepage: no

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Name: Debra Kay Avery / E-Mail: Averystls@aol.com / City/State: St. Louis, Missouri / Country: USA / Comments: I hope this get to the right person. When I was about 9 years old, I remember our cousin Ardell introducing us to our cousin Donald, we thought he was so cool, because he was teaching us girls how to get down dancing, in my grandmothers (Vivian Marie Johnson " Peaches")living room. A few months ago at our family reunion, cousin GW King was showing us a project Donald was working on that featured some of the family members here. If possible I'd like to purchase one. By the way I love your black and white photography. Thank you, Cousin Debra Kay Avery 5935 Riverview Blvd St. Louis Missouri 63147 / Age: 36-45 / Gender: Female / Interest: / Discovered at: Search Engine / Homepage: http://

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Name: La Donna Tittle / E-Mail: tittleinthemiddle@hotmail.com / City/State: Chicago, Il. / Country: Cook / Comments: I have known Mr. Griffith all my life I feel... I am so proud of his accomplishments to preserve and protect the rights of the Black Diaspora of our people and the cultural and ethnic rights of others as well. He, as well as myself, are 'total artists' that are learning and still passing it on, be it to our families and friends, and now to the World and cultures at large! Doanld has nurished a beautiful talented family in the Arts world of Berlin and beyond... We love you here in the States and abroad! Keep the Arts alive...and so shall I! Happy Anniversary! La Donna Tittle, Actress, Media, TV Producer...Chicago!!! God Bless "Fountainhead" !!! / Age: 46-55 / Gender: Female / Interest: Film / Discovered at: A friend / Homepage: http://

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Name: Laura Wise / E-Mail: Laura.wise@nationalcity.com / City/State: Pittsburgh PA / Country: USA / Comments: This is a hello to both Donald & Gayle. It has been many years, but something inside made me think of you & compelled me to write. I danced for you in the early 90's in South Bend. I was then a student of Marcia Heintzbergers. My name then was Laura Duckworth. (The blonde :)) Unfortunately, I am not currently dancing (its kind of a long story). But am activly working on the side as a children's entertainer to remain creative and getting back into shape so that I might once again be a small part of the dance community here in Pittsburgh PA. I came here in 1995 as a dance major at Point Park University. I still maintain contact with the Performing Arts department there. I was married in 2000 and now have a 20 month old daughter, Riley. I bet your little ones are not so little anymore! The last decade alone has gone so fast. I think of you from time to time and hope that your family is doing well. I remember the time I spent in your classes and participating in your performances fondly. If you are ever traveling and are in the Pittsburgh area, please send me an email, it would be lovely to see you. Take care, Laura / Age: 26-35 / Gender: Female / Interest: dance / Discovered at: Other / Homepage: http://

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Name: Amy Thompson / E-Mail: amyt1012@hotmail.com / City/State: Denton, TX / Country: USA / Comments: Donald, Gayle and Angela... 12 years later...I have not forgotten. Thank you for the time we spent together in South Bend. My life is blessed for having known you. / Age: 36-45 / Gender: Female / Interest: dance / Discovered at: Search Engine / Homepage: http://

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