Women’s History Month–Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919)

If I asked you to name the first female self-made millionaire in the United States, would you correctly identify Sarah Breedlove, a.k.a. Madam C.J. Walker? Walker was born in 1867 in Louisiana. She suffered from a scalp issue which resulted in hair loss, and with that in mind, created a line of hair care products….

Women’s History Month–Sybil Ludington (1761-1839)

Sybil, born in 1761, was the eldest of 12 children. Sybil’s father Henry Ludington was a militia officer of the 7th Regiment of the Dutchess County Militia, a volunteer regiment of local men during the Revolutionary War. In 1777, British troops (likely rolling in rum) were burning and looting the town of Danbury, Connecticut. Henry needed…