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SBCS Week 1 Black History Month Trivia Winners

February 4, 2021

Question: Name the first female self-made millionaire, activist and philanthropist, who developed cosmetics and hair products.

Answer: Madame C.J. Walker

Her business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors, including a donation toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. Walker's life was portrayed in the 2020 TV show Self Made, with Octavia Spencer portraying Walker. ( https://www.biography.com/inventor/madam-cj-walker)

Winners: Jenny L., Layla H., Ally B.