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Title Madam C. J. Walker's gospel of giving : black women's philanthropy during Jim Crow / Tyrone McKinley Freeman ; foreword by A'Lelia Bundles.
Author Freeman, Tyrone McKinley, 1973- author.
Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Description xvi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call # 338.7668 F
Series The new black studies series
New Black studies series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-268) and index.
Summary "Founder of a beauty empire, Madam C. J. Walker was celebrated as America's first self-made female millionaire in the early 1900s. Known as a leading African American entrepreneur, Walker was also devoted to an activist philanthropy aimed at empowering African Americans and challenging the injustices inflicted by Jim Crow. Tyrone McKinley Freeman's biography highlights how giving shaped Walker's life before and after she became wealthy. Poor and widowed when she arrived in St. Louis in her twenties, Walker found mentorship among black churchgoers and working black women. Her adoption of faith, racial uplift, education, and self-help soon informed her dedication to assisting black women's entrepreneurship, financial independence, and activism. Walker embedded her philanthropy in how she grew her business, forged alliances with groups like the National Association of Colored Women, funded schools and social service agencies led by African American women, and enlisted her company's sales agents in local charity and advocacy work. Illuminating and dramatic, Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving broadens our understanding of black women's charitable giving and establishes Walker as a foremother of African American philanthropy"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919.
African American women executives -- Biography.
Women philanthropists -- United States -- Biography.
Cosmetics industry -- United States -- History.
Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919. (OCoLC)fst00261468
African American women executives. (OCoLC)fst00799494
Cosmetics industry. (OCoLC)fst00880532
Women philanthropists. (OCoLC)fst01178284
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Related To Online version: Freeman, Tyrone McKinley, 1973- Madam C. J. Walker's gospel of giving Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020. 9780252052330 (DLC) 2020013475
ISBN 0252085353 (paperback) :
9780252085352 (paperback) :
0252043456 (hardcover)
9780252043451 (hardcover)

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