“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

Madam Walker
July 1912

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If you're doing research about Walker, you'll find dozens of articles, videos and links in our special Black History Report Guide.

For media queries and licensing questions, please contact Walker's biographer and great-great-granddaughter, A'Lelia Bundles at www.aleliabundles.com ...but if you are writing a Black History Report, please click here first.

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Teachers and Parents Grades 1 – 12

Welcome to the official Madam C. J. Walker website, which is designed to help students prepare reports and presentations about Madam Walker.

Because the foundation of a well-written paper is research, we urge you to help your students read the information that is provided on the GRADES 1-12 STUDENTS link before sending their questions.

Please click here for the Students Grades 1-12 link.

Please click here for Black History Month Resources  (articles, videos and photos)

Our website includes
A comprehensive bibliography
A brief bio of Madam Walker
Audio and Video Links
An excerpt from On Her Own Ground, the comprehensive biography of Madam Walker

If you are preparing a lesson plan and would like to order books, posters or other visual material, please contact A’Lelia Bundles at [email protected]