The Black Rose

Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires

Author: Tananarive Due

Born to former slaves on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, Madam C.J. Walker rose from poverty and indignity to become America’s first black female millionaire, the head of a hugely successful beauty company, and a leading philanthropist in African American causes. Renowned author Alex Haley became fascinated by the story of this extraordinary heroine, and before his death i….Read More

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