Last day of our 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs – an encouraging Rags to Riches story.

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Ladies – who can’t live without their hair straightener?

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Students, meet this courageous woman who began life named as Sarah Breedlove to parents who were slaves. Imagine being born into slavery, becoming orphaned and getting married at the age of 14! This was how Sarah Breedlove began her life! How would you cope?

Every student needs to have the opportunity to meet this courageous woman.

Find out how she overcame a stressful childhood.  Explore what led to her creating hair products to treat hair loss and a hot comb to help straighten hair. Known as Madame CJ Walker, her life story is  inspirational and she is remembered for her determination and ambition.

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“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”  (Madam CJ Walker)


  • After her parents died, who raised seven year old Sarah?
  • What was her first job?
  • How did she learn to read and write?
  • What year did Sarah change her name to Madam C.J. Walker?
  • What was the name of her hair growing treatment?

Meet Madame C.J. Walker and the previous entrepreneurs, Elizabeth Arden, William Boeing, James Harrison and Lillian Gilbreth here at Amazing Entrepreneurs.

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One thought on “Last day of our 5 Amazing Entrepreneurs – an encouraging Rags to Riches story.

    Muso said:
    October 25, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Questions very useful for classroom discussion.

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