Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This documentary biography focuses on the life and career of Madame C.J. Walker. Born three years after the Civil War to former slaves, she parlays two dollars and a home-remedy hair product into a multi-million dollar business. Walker was an orphan at age 6, a mother at 14, and widowed by the time she was 20. She rose to become the world's first self-made millionairess. After her death, she left a third of her money to her daughter A'Lelia and the rest to charity. A'Lelia became a patron of the arts and was known as "the joy goddess of Harlem."