Madam C.J. Walker

Biography: http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdwalker.htm

Directions: Underline the words in the story as you find them, unscramble them and write them in the boxes below. Sarah Breedlove was born to freed slaves. When she was a child she had to work and did not get an education. She picked cotton and washed clothes for people. She married and had a daughter named Lelia. She made a hair preparation especially for the use of African-American women. Women liked the product and bought it. Many women also became agents and sold the cosmetics. She built a factory and employed many black people. Sarah, who had married a Mr. Walker, called herself Madam C.J. Walker. She became the richest woman in the United States and built a mansion called Lewaro after her daughter.

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