Monday, February 7, 2011

Madame C.J. Walker

In honor of Black History Month, I thought I'd post some of my fave videos, etc. that I will be using in classes. I LOVE this one and know you will, too! What a pioneer for not only African Americans AND women AND those raised in poverty, but for business people of all backgrounds, as well. 

You can also check out the official Madame C.J. Walker website at: for tons of great info!


  1. Dear Ms. Shultz,
    Thank you very much for featuring Madam C. J. Walker. Like you, I love that video and the whimsical animation.
    As Walker's great-great-granddaughter and biographer–and as president of the Walker Family Archives–I’m always thrilled when others are inspired by her story. Today our family keeps Madam Walker’s legacy alive through the Walker Theatre Center, a National Historic Landmark in Indianapolis; through our books and speeches; through honoring successful entrepreneurs; and through our Walker Family Archive of photographs, letters, business documents and personal items that belonged to Madam Walker and her daughter, A’Lelia Walker. I hope you’ll have a chance to visit our websites.
    A’Lelia Bundles
    Author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker

  2. Wow! you have just made my day! I am honored that you visited and commented on my little blog. I have indeed visited the website, and LOVE it! I can't wait to visit the others. What an incredible legacy your great-great-grandmother left---she is still an inspiration to us all!

  3. I like this video, but I'm looking for some ideas for my project for her could you help me. I'm 12 years and I go to a school in Durham ,N.C. called Durham School of Arts. I'm a 6th grader. I'm in need of help for my powerpoint project please help.