My hero for August 18th is Madame C. J. Walker
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 1 Chronicles 29:12
I picked this scripture for Madame C.J Walker because when I think of her, I think of two things riches and honour. Madame C.J. Walker was the first woman millionnaire (of any color!) here in America. She was a washer woman who started her own cosmetics company long before there was a Mary Kay or Avon! Like the other two forementioned companies Madame C. J. Walker used an army of women to move her products.
Madame C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove and was the daughter of former slaves. She was also a human rights activists (before the word got hijacked and came to mean someone who supports sexual depravity in all its forms. )
She is my hero because she rose to the top without anyone giving her anything, she earned it and became a great success despite any and all obstacles in her way. She is a testament to the human spirit and what can be accomplished if we just get out of people’s way. You can still find her products today. How many companies can say that?
She is the kind of woman that we all should know and I hope you will take the time to learn more about her. God bless Madame C. J. Walker.
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- A’Lelia Bundles Promotes Bill Honoring Madam CJ Walker [INTERVIEW] (hellobeautiful.com)