Irvington celebrates Juneteenth by honoring legacy of icon Madam C.J.. Walker

Walker, who invented a line of hair care products after experiencing hair loss herself, remains a celebrated figure for her entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2024, 12:27 PM

Updated 20 days ago

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Juneteenth celebrations in Irvington this weekend took on a special significance as the community honored the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
Walker's estate is located in Irvington.
Walker, who invented a line of hair care products after experiencing hair loss herself, remains a celebrated figure for her entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy.
Her great-great granddaughter pulled the rope to unveil the renaming of Fargo Lane to Madam C.J. Walker Way, solidifying the community's commitment to recognizing Walker's lasting impact.
The ceremony was part of a larger Juneteenth celebration in Irvington, highlighting the significance of the holiday and its ongoing fight for freedom and equality.


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