Today marks the ninth day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Madam C.J. Walker, who created specialized hair products for African American hair care and was one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. Our musical pairing is “You Can’t Hurry Love” made popular by The Supremes and highlighted in honor of the passing of Mary Wilson, co-founder of The Supremes.
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919)
Notable Achievements: Madam C. J. Walker created a homemade line of hair care products for Black women that made her a self-made millionaire. She created a business empire, employing women to hand-sell her creations.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Don and Barbara Shelby.
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