Madam C.J. Walker

  • Madam C.J. Walkers birth

    Madam C.J. Walkers birth
    Madam C.J. Walker was the first born child of her family on this day. She was born in Delta, Louisiana. Her name that she was born with was actually Sarah Breedlove. Her parents are Owen and Minerva Anderson Breedlove.
  • Minerva Breedlove Dies

    Minerva Breedlove Dies
    Madam C.J. Walker's mother dies. A year later in 1875 Owen her father died as well. Madam C.J. Walker is now only seven and both of her parents are gone.
  • Moving

    Sarah and her sister, Louvenia, move to Vicksburg, Missouri. Louvenia also brings along her husband, Jesse Powell.
  • Sarah Breedlove marries Moses McWilliams

    Sarah Breedlove marries Moses McWilliams
    At the age of 14 Sarah Breedlove (Madam C.J. Walker) married Moses McWilliams.
  • Lelia is born

    Lelia is born
    Just after a couple years of being married, Sarah and Moses have a baby girl named Lelia. Sarah Breedlove was only 17 years old at this time.
  • Moses dies

    Moses dies
    About two short years went by after having a child until Moses McWilliams past away. He is said to of died in an accident. Sarah Breedlove is now widowed at only 20 years old.
  • Sarah moves to Denver

    Sarah moves to Denver
    During this year Sarah moved to Denver, Colorado. She worked as a hair care sales representative for Annie Malone. Also during this time Sarah came up with a method of straightening African-American hair.
  • Married again

    Married again
    During this year Sarah got married to Charles Joseph Walker. This marriage made her name now Madam C.J. Walker. He was a newspaper worker so that helped Madam C.J. Walker get her hair products advertised.
  • Moving to Pittsburgh

    Moving to Pittsburgh
    During this year Madam C.J. Walker moved to Pittsburgh, and opened Lelia College. She had her daughter, Lelia, manages it, and also had a factory to make all of her products.
  • Moving to Indianapolis

    Moving to Indianapolis
    This year she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to start headquarters for her hair products.
  • Madam C.J. Walker dies

    Madam C.J. Walker dies
    On this day Madam C.J. Walker died at the age of 50. She died at Villa Lewaro.