Later, she decided to make her own products. She invented hair products that helped make hair stay and grow. She made a lots of good hair products for African-Americans. In addition, Madam C.J. Walker made many social contributions.
At seven Walker lost both of her parents to yellow fever. Madame CJ Walker had to be cared for by her older sister. As a young girl she had to pick cotton, but when the cotton crops had failed, her and her sister had to move, but found work as washwomen. Her sister married an abusive husband, and Madame Walker left home at 14 to escape the abuse. Soon after she married and had a child, but became a widow a few years later.
When she was a child her mother died of diphtheria and then two years later her father had died from alcoholism. After her parents died her and her brothers lived with their grandmother Mary Ludlow Hall at Tivoli, New York. Mahatma Gandhi also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar a small town in Kathiawar, India. He was born in a middle class family of Vaishya caste. His Parents were Karamchand and Putlibai Gandhi who was his father’s fourth wife.
Born Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, was the woman who would later be known as Annie Oakley. When Annie’s father passed away her mother had no choice but to send her to live at the Darke County Infirmary, where she received schooling and sewing instruction while helping in the care of orphaned children. When she was about 10, she agreed to become a servant for another local farming family. The family later became abusive, and Annie referred to them later only as "the wolves." She stayed with them for two years before running away, back to the Darke County Infirmary.
Kate Chopin’s biography Kate Chopin was born Kate O'Flaherty in St. Louis, Missouri in 1850. She was the third of five children, but her sisters died in infancy and her brothers -from her father's first marriage- in their early twenties. So she was the only child to live past the age of twenty-five. In 1855, she was sent to The Sacred Heart Academy, a Catholic boarding school in St. Louis. Unfortunately, her father was killed two months later in a train accident.
Mrs. Roper sent a relative of Nancy’s to discover if her husband had been unfaithful to her and was informed of the result of Mr. Roper's interaction with her slave —a quite-white little boy who resembled Henry Roper. Upon hearing this information, the mistress was so enraged that she nearly killed Nancy with a knife, but was thwarted at the last minute by the intervention of Nancy's mother. Moses grew up with his mother and was trained as a domestic slave until he was about seven years old when his father exchanged Moses and his mother for other slaves. Mother and son were separated; not to meet again for many years to come. In his book, Roper mentions that he was a particularly difficult slave for traders to sell because of his almost-white complexion and reminisced that his fair skin tone could have been the cause of the terribly severe torture he endured from his masters.
Savvy businesswoman, author, philanthropist, producer, top model, television personality, Tony Award winner and — according to Forbes Magazine — Kimora Lee Simmons is one of the top “hardest working mothers in Hollywood.” Her energetic personality and stunning magnificence are familiar around the world, but these attributes only scratch the surface of one of the most dynamic and powerful businesswomen in fashion and entertainment. Kimora Lee Simmons has accomplished what many may not accomplish in a lifetime. In 1999, Kimora launched the phenomenon known as Baby Phat with then-husband Russell Simmons – the President and Founder of Phat Fashions – as the counterpart to Phat Farm, his pioneering men’s urban fashion brand. As the face of the brand and the prophet behind it, Kimora was the driving force behind Baby Phat and worked indefatigably to establish it as a premier metropolitan collection. When the brand first hit the scene, it was with tiny tees cleverly named Baby Phat (an acronym for “pretty, hot and tempting”) that were produced to electrify a Phat Farm runway show.
Background -born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862 -She was the oldest of eight children. -Her parents died of yellow fever plague in 1880. -Cared for her younger siblings, after the death of her parents. To support her siblings, she became a teacher in Holly Springs. -She was a slave along with her family.
Trei Mitchell November 8, 2011 African American History Discussing the Narrative of Harriet Jacobs Who was Harriet Ann Jacob? Well Harriet Jacob was a slave narrator, fugitive slave, and reformer. Harriet was born into a slavery in North Carolina, Harriet's mother Delilah was the daughter of a slave named Molly Horniblow. Her father, Daniel Jacobs, was a carpenter and slave to Andre Knox, a doctor, and he was the son of Henry Jacobs, a white man. Harriet never knew she was a slave until her mother died when she was six years old.
(History Net) My family’s roots were from the Ashanti tribe located in Ghana. (History Net) When I was only 5 years old I was loaned out to another plantation, where I worked with muskrat traps, putting them into rivers. (History Net) I soon became too sick to carry on and was returned home to recover from my malnourishment. (History Net) (Robert Reads) After I had recovered I was quickly loaned out once again this time as a nursemaid to the planter’s child. When I reached my teenage years I began my work as a field hand slave.