Madam CJ Walker was born Dec 23, 1867. Her name at the time of her birth was Sara Beedlelove. She did not change her name until her second marriage. She had scalp problems and lost her hair, then she was able to make her own hair growing product. Keep in mind that Madam CJ Walker had no education and was orphaned at only 6 years old.
The yellow fever broke out and took her parents when she was only 6 and she moved to Vicksburg, LA with her sister. Even though she had hardships and was a widow at only 20 she pressed through and became one of the most successful self-made women entrepreneurs of all time. Madam CJ Walker allowed many women to break out of their shells.