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Malone, Annie T. 1869-1957

Works: 12 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 222 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Archives  Sources  Church history 
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Most widely held works by Annie T Malone
"Poro in pictures" : with a short history of its development( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You have heard of Oprah Winfrey? Sure, who hasn't? How about Madam C.J. Walker? No brainer. Heads nodding up and down. How about Annie Malone? For the most part blank stares. Crickets chirping. Never heard of her. Yet, before Madam Walker, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, Oprah Winfrey or Cathy Hughes there was Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957), a remarkable woman who made her mark during the early 20th century -- recorded as America’s first black female millionaire based on reports of 14 million dollars in assets held in 1920 from her beauty and cosmetic enterprises, headquartered in St. Louis and Chicago. Annie Malone was one of the first people in Missouri to own a Rolls Royce. Against all odds, by the early 1900s Annie had hired and trained some “Poro Agents” who went door-to-door marketing her hair care and beauty supplies. The name Poro came from a "West African term for a devotional society, reflecting her concern for the welfare and the roots of the women she served," according to a 2007 Harvard Business School case study. One of those Poro selling agents was Sarah Breedlove (later known as Madam C.J. Walker), who had moved from rural Louisiana to St. Louis about 15 years earlier. There is no doubt that Malone had influenced Walker’s life on a number of levels. Learn about an almost-forgotten segment of history from this image-rich museum-quality reproduction (52 pages, 8.75” x 5.75”) of the rare 1926 booklet from Poro College (original copy owned by The Freeman Institute Black History Collection). Both educational and inspirational. In this book you are about to meet a remarkable businesswoman, builder, educator, inventor, entrepreneur, visionary and philanthropist...and the mentor to thousands of African American women -- including Madam C.J. Walker. We honor her legacy
Papers by Robert O French( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers of Robert O. French comprise the materials and artifacts collected by French, a nephew and also assistant (1946-1957) to Poro College and Poro beauty product company founder Annie Turnbo Malone (ca.1869-1957). These materials include biographical material on Malone, as well as a small amount of her correspondence. A significant portion of the collection was generated by the Poro enterprise (1915-1960s), such as graduation and other event programs, advertising and other promotional material, photographs and memorabilia. Because Robert French dedicated himself to collecting and preserving Poro's history, his papers include his research files on various aspects of Poro, Annie Turnbo Malone's life, and related subjects such as African American beauty culture in America and the history of "The Ville" neighborhood of St. Louis. Also included is correspondence that French carried out while he conducted this research or maintained ties with out-of-town college friends. Some biographical French material relates to his involvement with various Poro organizations, the YMCA, African American beauty culture associations and his college fraternity. Certain items are photocopied from originals, which are not included in the collection
Claude A. Barnett papers by Claude Barnett( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; colleges, especially Tuskegee Institute and the Conference of Presidents of Negro Land Grant Colleges; businesses, especially advertising, beauty products, and insurance; churches; hospitals; fraternal societies; entertainment; agricultural extension services; racial segregation and integration of the United States armed forces; the home front during World War II; and African travel and culture, especially in Liberia, Ghana, and Nigeria. Also includes materials on Barnett's family and the singing and acting career of Etta Moten (Mrs. Barnett), including correspondence and advertising
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Story of pride, power and uplift : Annie T. Malone
Alternative Names
Annie Turnbo Malone

Malone, Annie Turnbo

Pope, Annie Turnbo, 1869-1957

Turnbo, Annie Minerva, 1869-1957

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