Annie Malone

 

Annie Turnbo Malone (1857-1957) was the daughter of freed slaves who went on to be the first African American Millionairess in the country. She was an entrepreneur who created her own hair product and beauty regime specifically for black women.  She would go door to door to teach the women to look after their beauty and then further increased the confidence of her community by training over 75,000 women to sell her product and be able to work from home.  She was also a legendary philanthropist, who lifted up African American women every chance she got.

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