Madam C.J. Walker: “I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

– Madam C.J. Walker

“Madam C.J. Walker: ‘I have built my own factory on my own ground.'” sources: Portrait of Madam C.J. Walker taken circa 1915 / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History¬†: Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012 / Wikimedia Commons