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Madam Walker’s 1917 Convention: Entrepreneurship & Protest Politics

Originally posted on Madam Walker/A'Lelia Walker Family Archives:
On August 31, 1917, Madam C. J. Walker hosted the first national convention of her Walker “beauty culturists” at Philadelphia’s Union Baptist Church. More than 200 women from all over the United States gathered to learn about sales, marketing and management at what was one of…

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