15 Influential Black Leaders Who Changed The World.

Madam C.J Walker

In the history of the United States of America, the Black community has suffered great losses and discrimination at the hands of bigots and racists. While we should always celebrate the achievements of our Black brothers and sisters, February has been set aside as Black History Month since 1976. As the struggle for equality continues for many Black people, it's important to recognize the incredible things that Black people have contributed to the well-being of all humans.


Madam C.J. Walker created a line of beauty care products for Black women, which led her to become the first Black woman to become a self-made millionaire. Not only did she better her own life with her products, but she also bettered the lives of others by hiring Black women to work for her. Walker is also known for donating money to educational scholarships, the NAACP, homes for the elderly, and other programs that improved the quality of life for other Black people.

"I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavor to provide employment to hundreds of women of my race."―Madam C.J. Walker