Madam C. J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in Delta, Louisiana on December 23, 1867. Her prospects for success were nil.

Sarah Breedlove was born in this Delta, LA cabin in 1867


Yet, by the time she died in May 1919 at Villa Lewaro–her Irvington-on-Hudson, New York mansion–she had transformed herself into a millionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, patron of the arts and political activist.

Madam Walker died at Villa Lewaro in May 1919.

To learn more about Walker’s life, visit the Madam Walker Family Archives’s Birthday Wish for Madam Walker