Date of this Version
2009 Pro>Active Publications
"I have to cancel my hair appointment!" This is a lament I've heard and voiced many times, and not one to be taken lightly. The relationship between women and their beauticians is as important as that of a marriage, especially for women of color. Madame C.J. Walker's name has been synonymous with black and hair care products and until I began to research her life for this report, I believed that this was her major claim to fame. I found I greatly underestimated the contributions to African American and American history the extraordinary women made.