In the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with the new freedom came business and financial success for many women in Missouri.
One of the nation’s wealthiest African Americans was Annie Malone, founder and owner of Poro College, a cosmetics firm that started in St. Louis and later occupied an entire city block in Chicago.
You have heard of Oprah Winfrey? Sure, who hasn’t? How about Madam C.J. Walker? No brainer. I can see heads nodding up and down all over the place. How about Annie Malone? Blank stares. Silence. Crickets chirping. Never heard of her…
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