Black History Month celebrates the life of Madam CJ Walker, born back on December 23, 1867 in Delta, Louisiana. By the age of six, Walker who was born as Sarah Breedlove was an orphan and living with her sister because of an outbreak of yellow fever that killed her parents.
Married at the tender age of 14, she gave birth to a daughter who she raised in St. Louis following the death of her husband. Over the years she developed a line of hair loss products after she herself began losing her own hair. By the early 1900′s, she was a millionaire and is recognized today as one of the most influencial inventors of hair loss products.