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The First 6 African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

Annie Turnbo-Malone

Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone (August 9, 1877 – May 10, 1957) was an African-American businesswoman, inventor and philanthropist. She was one of the first African American women(after Madam C.J. Walker) to become a millionaire. In the first three decades of the 20th century, she founded and developed a large and prominent commercial and educational enterprise centered on cosmetics for African-American women.




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