May 25, 1919: The First Black Female Millionaire in America, Madam C. J. Walker, Dies.

BY WALTER OPINDE On this day, 25th May, 1919, the first female African-American, millionaire, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and civil rights activist, Madam C. J. Walker, died of kidney failure and hypertension complications at the age of 51 years. At the time of Walker’s death, she was the wealthiest African-American female in the entire America. Her net…

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