17 Unsung Heroes Of Black History

Written by Julia Austin

Annie Turnbo Malone

Most only know of her most famous employee, Madam C.J. Walker, but Malone was a millionaire in the 1920s. Malone developed her own line of hair care products, which she sold door-to-door, and eventually she trained a staff of agents to sell nationally. She went on to build a factory and founded a beauty training school called Poro College. Malone donated a large percentage of her revenue to black colleges and organizations helping black families in need.