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Island Heights Library To Hold Black History Month Program

February 07, 2017

ISLAND HEIGHTS – Who is the woman that created Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Culture and became the first self-made female millionaire in America? Come find out 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the borough branch of the Ocean County Library.

The Island Heights Branch, 121 Central Ave., will host the Black History Month program “Madam C.J. Walker’s Success and Shampoo” which will focus on the life of Sarah Breedlove better known as Madam C.J. Walker. The program is aimed at those ages 12 and above.

Walker was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist and political and social activist. She was the first female self-made millionaire in America and became one of the wealthiest African American women in U.S. history. She made a fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through her manufacturing firm.

The free program will conclude with young people creating their own shampoo. Registration is required. To register, call the branch at 732-270-6266 or visit

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