On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker {read online} by ALelia Perry Bundles

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Rtrait of Madam Walker Bundles' mother urged her daughter from her deathbed not to worry about promoting a particular image of their famous forebear to simply tell the truth Bundles also explores the complicated relationship between Madam Walker and her only slightly less renowned daughter and the author's namesake A'Lelia Walker a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance and the elder Walker's interactions with such other seminal African American figures as W E B DuBois and Booker T Washingto. It s startling finally to discover important business and social leaders who have made a big difference long forgotten That s the case with Madam CJ Walker the most financially successful actually serious wealthy and notable black woman entrepreneur On her own she overcame abject poverty in the south in the late 1800s and years as a laundress after moving to the mid West Following uite literally a dream she came up with a formula to help black women grow hair routinely lost through a variety of scalp issues As a hair culturist Madam Walker built a business empire from coast to coast and even abroad She set up her business to enable other black women to become commissioned sales agents and make money than they could as domesticsbringing them out of povertyMadam Walker knew what it meant to lean in during early 1900 s to build her business just as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg proffers in her book Madam Walker was motivated to help her race and as a result

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On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker

Concocting or as she claimed being presented in a dream the formula for a much needed hair care product for African American women After making her hair care business a resounding success Walker devoted much of her time and resources to social causes and philanthropyIn On Her Own Ground A'Lelia Bundles Walker's great great grandaughter and a woman of no small accomplishment herself she's spent many years as a television news producer for NBC and ABC offers an affectionate but unblinking po. I appreciated reading about a woman who made such a huge impact on the beauty industry as well as learning about Madam CJ Walker s innovative business philosophy her strong desire to make a charitable impact and her efforts to support racial euality There is no uestion that she was an amazing woman Where I appreciated learning about her set against the background of the social and cultural times there was way information in the book than I could digest

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Oprah Winfrey is renowned for her media savvy marketing sense philanthropic efforts and accumulated wealth and the power that accompanies it She's earned her rep of course and her path to stardom and influence couldn't have been easy Imagine then how difficult it must have been a century ago for Madam C J Walker America's first female African American millionaire The daughter of slaves married and divorced by the age of 20 Madam Walker spent nearly two decades as a lowly scrubwoman before. On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker by Alelia Perry Bundles5 Stars and a heartWhen I came across this passage in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book I captured it as a favorite uote because it resonated with me in terms of my reading habits That s what I love about reading one tiny thing will interest you in a book and that tiny thing will lead you onto another book and another bit there will lead you onto a third book It s geometrically progressive all with no end in sight and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment In a recent read on Theodore Roosevelt I realized I knew very little about Booker T Washington I had made some assumptions about him and was shocked to learn of his conciliatory politics So I did a little research In doing so I came across a reference to Madam CJ Walker whom I had never heard of before The reference touted her as the first self made female millionaire in the US The reason this caught my


10 thoughts on “On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker

  1. says:

    A 2020 Netflix limited series will star Bill Bellamy Octavia Spencer Blair Underwood and starpowerThis is excellent news

  2. says:

    Written by Madam CJ Walker's great great granddaughter the book was well researched and thorough The negative for me was that it read like a textbook and was too dry Madam CJ's accomplishments as one of our country's first African American entrepreneurs were stellar especially considering it was the very early

  3. says:

    On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker by Alelia Perry Bundles5 Stars and a heartWhen I came across this passage in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book I captured it as a favorite uote because it r

  4. says:

    I appreciated reading about a woman who made such a huge impact on the beauty industry as well as learning about Madam CJ Walker's innovative business philosophy her strong desire to make a charitable impact and her efforts to support racial euality There is no uestion that she was an amazing woman Where I appreciated learning about her set against the background of the social and cultural times there was way information in the bo

  5. says:

    I LOVED thisThis is SO interestingThe author gives so much period details and peripheral historyBeautifully doneI'm off to watch the show at last

  6. says:

    Loved the mini series but the book reads like a textbook

  7. says:

    It's startling finally to discover important business and social leaders who have made a big difference long forgotten That's the case with Madam CJ Walker the most financially successful actually serious wealthy and notable black woman entrepreneur On her own she overcame abject poverty in the south in the late 1800s and years a

  8. says:

    This was an excellent biography of Madam CJ Walker I was always really interested in her as a child and lately in caring for my daughter's hair and establishing career goals I've become even interested in this inspiring self starter This is a great detailed account of her family life and how she became the inspiring indivi

  9. says:

    On Her Own Ground The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker by A’Lelia Bundles take a long look at an amazing Black woman While she was never a millionaire she was very wealthy and used her money both wisely and the indulge in all she lacked coming of age Born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 she was born free but in a poor family and soon was orphaned and lived with siblings Her parents had lived on the property in Lo

  10. says:

    I started reading this after watching the Netflix show Therefore I think the Netflix series did very well on making me interested and making me want to find out about Madam CJ Walker The Netflix show did change a bunch of things mostly to have

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