Educational Administration, Department of

 

Date of this Version

1-2009

Document Type

Article

Citation

2009 Pro>Active Publications

Comments

Journal ofWomen in Educational Leadership, Vol. 7, No. I-January 2009 ISSN: 1541-6224

Abstract

"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.

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