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Quilts + Art + History: What better way to take a break from the New Hampshire heat? “And Still We Rise” is an exhibit out of @mariposa603 curated by Carolyn L. Mazloomi that runs through October. Read about the quilt pictured ⬇️.
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Excerpt from my book and exhibition text, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations.
Madame C. J. Walker made by Latifah Shakir (Lawrenceville, Georgia) Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist, and regarded as the first female self-made millionaire in America. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a successful line of beauty and hair products for black women. Like many women of her era, Sarah experienced hair loss. Because most Americans lacked indoor plumbing, central heating and electricity, they bathed and washed their hair infrequently. The result was scalp disease. Sarah experimented with home remedies and products already on the market until she finally developed her own shampoo and an ointment that contained sulfur to make her scalp healthier for hair growth. Her headquarters and factory was in Indianapolis, Indiana, and sold her products throughout the United States.
She was a teacher and trained other black women in order to help them build their own businesses. She also gave other lectures on political, economic and social issues at conventions sponsored by powerful black institutions. At her death, she was considered the wealthiest African-American woman in America, and known to be the first self-made female American millionaire.” Latifah Shakir
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