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Activism

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 discusses Walker’s gift of political and social activism and her leveraging of the number and voices of her agents to challenge Jim Crow. In a manner reflective of leading black women’s ... More


Making Madam C. J. Walker

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 presents the early life experiences of Sarah Breedlove and their influences in shaping Madam C. J. Walker’s identity, sense of responsibility to others, and philanthropic giving. Her ... More


Opportunity

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter establishes the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company of Indiana as a “race company,” one organized by and for the benefit of African Americans. It was the institutional manifestation ... More


. Mexican Sunset

Lee A. Craig

in Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469606958
eISBN:
9781469608105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469606958.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a small group of young, reasonably well-heeled Confederate veterans from Pulaski, Tennessee, who created a fraternal organization that took its name from the Greek word ... More


Conclusion

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion brings together the lessons and insights provided by examining Walker’s philanthropic life. After summarizing the origins, evolution, and character of Madam Walker’s gospel of giving, ... More


Education

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

in Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 focuses on Walker’s gift of education through her national network of beauty schools as a model of urban industrial vocational education at the same time that Booker T. Washington’s ... More


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