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“The Gifts Of Black Folk” And The Legacy Of Madam C.J. Walker

Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman
AFP Global
Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Madam C.J. Walker was the first self-made female millionaire in this country.

An African-American entrepreneur who grew the business she founded into a beauty empire, she was also a philanthropist and activist during the era of racial segregation.

Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman is the author of her biography: “Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving:  Black Women’s Giving During Jim Crow.”

Dr. Freeman is the Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy at Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy - and later this week, he comes to Chattanooga.

Dr. Freeman will participate in the keynote presentation at the Black Philanthropy Month Event for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Tennessee Southeastern Chapter - on Thursday, starting at 5:30 PM at the Tennessee Aquarium.

"Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving” cover.
University of Illinois Press
“The Gifts of Black Folk” flyer.
AFP TN SE Chapter

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