Madam C.J. Walker was a woman who made a lifetime out of breaking barriers — born to slaves, she grew up to be the first woman to earn over a million dollars in the United States. Once she was done founding a beauty empire, she donated much of her earnings to charities and causes. Learn more about this amazing woman, and get some practice finding the main idea in a nonfiction passage, with this Madam C.J. Walker biography.

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