New York State Women's History

Villa Lewaro ...A NYS Women's History Site
Madam C. J. Walker
Fargo Lane and North Broadway (US 9) Irvington-on-Hudson NY

Type: House

Category/Significance: economics (business)

Creator of a popular line of African-American hair care products and the woman reputed to be America's first black female millionaire. In 1910, she established a factory in Indianapolis. By 1915, the "Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company" employed over 3,000 people and was the largest black-owned business in the United States. The home was used as a conference center on race relations issues ...learn more>>

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