Uncovering America’s History of Black Female Philanthropists: Madam C. J. Walker 

American women have not generally been celebrated for their philanthropic activity, so it shouldn’t be surprising that African-American female philanthropists are especially invisible in contemporary culture. But that wasn’t always the case. In the early 20th century, African-American women were engaged in a literal battle for survival in a segregated and violently racist nation. One…

Source: Discovering America’s History of Black Female Philanthropy: Madam C. J. Walker – Philanthropy Women

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