G.R.O.W Week 1
Entrepreneurs & Educators
Learn about significant entrepreneurs and educators in Black History and their contributions to our community!
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Tuesday - Annie Malone
Annie Malone created her hair care and beauty products for Black women and opened a cosmetology school, Poro College. She is
considered one of the first female millionaires in the United States.
She was one of America's first major black philanthropists donating money to good causes like community schools or colleges. She contributed to influential Black colleges like Howard University and the Tuskegee Institute.
Wednesday - Madam CJ Walker
Madame CJ Walker built her own empire with hair products made for Black women.
She is considered one of the first female millionaires in the United States.
Craft: Hair Love
Thursday - W.E.B. Du Bois
W. E. B. Du Bois was a founder of the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
He was the First Black American to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1895.
Craft: Cap & Diploma
Friday - Booker T. Washington
In 1881 Booker T. Washington founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, which is now Tuskegee University.
He was one of the most significant speakers of his time.
Craft: Tuskegee Stamp