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Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman


Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow presents the first comprehensive story of Walker’s philanthropic giving arguing that she was a significant philanthropist who challenged Jim Crow and serves as a foremother of African American philanthropy today. Born Sarah Breedlove (1867-1919) to formerly enslaved parents on a cotton plantation during Reconstruction, Madam C. J. Walker became a beauty-culture entrepreneur and was known as America’s first self-made female millionaire. This book presents the story of Madam Walker’s philanthropic actions through t ... More

Keywords: Madam CJ Walker, Sarah Breedlove, philanthropist, philanthropic studies, black women’s history, philanthropy, women’s studies, African American studies, beauty culture, hair care, St. Louis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043451
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tyrone McKinley Freeman, author
Indiana University