Sarah Breedlove (12/23/1867 – 5/25/1919), also known as Madam C. J. Walker, was an African American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a political and social activist. Walker made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women through Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.
More than a history lesson, her rise to fame offers inspiration to women – regardless of race – on how to succeed against all odds. Her life is one of the great success stories of American History.
Join Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti as she brings this integral portrait of this historic person to life.
Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped history, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 20 years Gwendolyn has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of women she portrays.
Registration is required. Please contact the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 for more information.
This program is funded by a generous donation from the Library’s gift account as authorized by the Library’s Board of Trustees.
The Blackstone Public Library will host a photography exhibit for the month of May as part of the LSTA Embracing Diversity through Words grant. Photography by Steven Bouvier of Ten-Nine Photography.
A reception will be held for participants, their families and the public.
Registration required. Contact the Blackstone Public Library at 508-883-1931 to register.
This program is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.