“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub… from there I was promoted to the cook kitchen… and from there, I promoted myself!” (1912) Madam C. J. Walker— noted African-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and social activist.
Earlier this spring, students from Oakland Meadow School researched influential, African-American public figures and their contributions to society for a special schoolwide project. Kathleen Pelletier’s K-2 students in the Medically Fragile Program chose to research the inspiring life of Madam C. J. Walker.
It is the policy of Gwinnett County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.
Gwinnett County Board of Education
Louise Radloff, 2017 Chairman, District V; Carole Boyce, 2017 Vice Chairman, District I;
Daniel D. Seckinger, District II; Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, District III; and Dr. Robert McClure, District IV
J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent
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