America’s First Self-Made Female Millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker, Built Her Business In Indiana

America’s first female self-made millionaire made much of her money by building her business right here in Indiana. Madame C.J. Walker is famous for her line of hair grower for African American women’s hair, and her factory in Indy was the pinnacle of her success. Scroll on to learn more.

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