The story of Madam C.J. Walker has been called "one of the most spectacular rags-to-riches stories in U.S. history." Born on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, and orphaned at age 7, this inspirational trailblazer created a cosmetics empire as a single mother.
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Meet The First Self-Made Female Millionaire
Madam C. J. Walker's story is a true rags-to-riches tale.
Awesome Inventions By African-Americans
Gerard Lawson developed the very first video-game console, the Fairchild Channel F, which was released a year before the first Atari console.
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In the 1960s, James West invented the electret microphone, which revolutionized everything from hearing aids to rock 'n roll. 00:33
1/3 of all of the patentable inventions inside IBM's original personal computer are still held by Mark Dean. 01:07
Gerard Lawson developed the very first video-game console, the Fairchild Channel F, which was released a year before the first Atari console. 02:01
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