On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker

On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker

by A'Lelia Bundles
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On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolutely facinating story about determination, drive and the desire to leave the world a better place. Not only was Madam Walker a savvy businesswoman she was also a visionary during a time when to simply survive was a considerable accomplishment. If you want to view a wonderful tapastry that represents the history of African-Americans right after the turn of the last century then this is the book for you. Woven into the account of Madam C.J. Walker's success is her participation in the political struggles of her day; we watch her participate in and influence the formation of legendary African-American organizations and we observe her with the great thinkers of the day, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bethune as well as the artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Equally as important, we learn how she inspired and taught disenfranchised black women of her day to become financially independent dispite the odds against them. She developed a successful hair formula and a formula for success, and again, in defiance of the times, she was absolutely proud and unapologetic, refusing to accept the 'condescending tones' that would describe her as 'quiet and unassuming'. 'She was anything but quiet and unassuming', and perhaps that is her most important contribution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an African American female and native Louisianan, I feel very close to the legacy of Madam Walker. The book gives the nuts and bolts of how Madam amassed her fortune- with God's help and just plain old hard work. Her story is inspiring and is a valuable lesson to anyone who desires success as an entrepreneur. Madam's marketing finesse and ability to reinvent herself individually, corporately, socially, and politically should be studied in marketing/business education. I originally thought the book was going to be about hair. But her business acumen and philanthropy is more of what this book is about. I rate it a 5 because it is historical but yet has practical application for today.
2KnitOrNaught More than 1 year ago
I had always wondered about Madam CJ Walker. This history is written by her great granddaughter I believe. It is a compeling and thoughtful rendering of a life somewhat reworked by the one living it. She attemps to define fact from fiction. Remembering that there were efforts both private and public by ancestor to rewrite history for reasons most human. Overall, though this is a story of a life well lived blending events of joy and sorrow.
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I love madam CJ walker,she's a great role model and im only 11!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used thi,s book for black history. I love it!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have low tollerance for them they look like dog shyt and they are ignorant but