Madam C. J. Walker is also known as Sarah Breedlove. And she was African-American businesswomen, philanthropist, and politician and public figures. And she was the first woman in America, who has become a millionaire and one of the richest African-American women, solely because of their abilities and hard work. Sarah Breedlove was born December 23, 1867 near the town of Delta in Louisiana in the family of Owen and Minerva (Anderson) Breedlove. The family was large: in addition to Sarah was still five children (the eldest sister of Louvain and four brothers: Alexander, James Solomon and Owen, Jr.). Interestingly, Sarah first child in a family that was born after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation (her brothers and sisters had to work with parents on Bernie plantation).