The Madam C. J. Walker dramatic presentation explores the life and accomplishments of the American entrepreneur and legend, Madam C. J. Walker (Sarah Breedlove). The presentation takes place in a theatrical representation of Walker's beauty salon, featuring a colorful set, period costumes and vintage stage props. The short play will be followed by an interactive activity related to Black History month.
Children in third grade and up are invited to view this presentation via Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link one hour prior to the start of the programs. Program limited to 25.
Walker was born on a southern plantation, the first in her family to be born free. Regarded as America's first female self-made millionaire, she made her fortune by creating and marketing the first line of hair care products for Black women.
Kayren Carter Mjumbe is the president and senior curator for Museums in Motion, a traveling African American history museum founded in 2016 and based in Princeton. Its mission is to provide education about the achievements of legendary and unknown African Americans and culture.
In celebration of Black History Month, visit Legends of the Arts: A Black History Month Exhibit (Museums in Motion) at the Arts Council of Princeton.
This program is presented in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton.