Why this forgotten woman could be America’s first black millionaire instead of C.J. Walker — Face2Face Africa

When African-American trailblazers are being celebrated, names like Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. always come up and are revered and regarded as sources of pride in African-American households.

Their stories and achievements are taught to children in the U.S. and across the world. With regards to Blacks in business, the most known name is Madam C.J. Walker, who is said to be the first black millionaire in the U.S. https://face2faceafrica.com/article/why-this-forgotten-woman-could-be-americas-first-black-millionaire-instead-of-c-j-walker

7 thoughts on “Why this forgotten woman could be America’s first black millionaire instead of C.J. Walker — Face2Face Africa

  1. Wow, thank you so much for sharing this information. That was a fascinating story, and Annie Malone deserved so much better. I want to make a song/poem about her so much after reading that article. This would be perfect for my next concept album.

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      1. Sure thing. I would’ve never come up with that song idea had it not have been for your post. I didn’t even know CJ Walker was a former client of Annie Malone and that she used some of her formulas in her business. That’s patent/copyright infringement right there. Ooh, people ripping off others makes me so furious…

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      2. Thanks. You certainly did. I’ve been on a kick to find out about inventors and creators who never get credit or appreciated. One example was Dr. Charles R. Drew who was a Black doctor that invented blood banks and the bloodmobile. He saved tens of thousands of lives through his invention, yet had to deal with medical racism like how blood from Black people wouldn’t be accepted for donations at the Red Cross.

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