Annie Turnbo Malone (1869-1957)
Annie Turnbo Malone was one of the nation’s first black female millionaires. She built her fortune on hair care products that she developed when she was 20 years old and trademarked under the name “Poro.” Malone was an active philanthropist and contributed thousands of dollars to black educational programs and orphanages across the country. However, Malone’s legacy is often overshadowed by that of her protégé, Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madame C.J. Walker.
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