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Walker, Sarah Breedlove

Syllabification: Walk·er, Sarah Breedlove
Pronunciation: /ˈwôkər
 
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Definition of Walker, Sarah Breedlove in English:

( 1867–1919), US entrepreneur and philanthropist; known as Madame C. J. Walker. She invented and marketed a preparation to straighten hair in 1905 and built her business into the largest African-American-owned firm in the US, giving much of her wealth to black educational institutions and charities.

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