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Madam C. J. Walker's gospel of giving : black women's philanthropy during Jim Crow

Author: Tyrone McKinley Freeman
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
Series: New Black studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Freeman, Tyrone McKinley, 1973-
Madam C. J. Walker's gospel of giving
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2020013475
Named Person: C J Walker, Madam; C J Walker, Madam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tyrone McKinley Freeman
ISBN: 9780252043451 0252043456 9780252085352 0252085353
OCLC Number: 1142518933
Description: xvi, 278 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Making Madam C.J. Walker --
Opportunity --
Education --
Activism --
Material resources --
Legacy --
Epilogue : Madam C.J. Walker and African American philanthropy in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: New Black studies series.
Responsibility: Tyrone McKinley Freeman ; foreword by A'Lelia Bundles .

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"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"--

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"Walker's Gospel of Giving sets the stage for black philanthropy in spite of societal obstacles in place for black people." --Annals of Iowa "The book paints a portrait of a unique historical figure, Read more...

 
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