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Beauty Series, Part 3: C.J. Walker and Black Beauty

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Beauty Series, Part 3: C.J. Walker and Black Beauty

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Beauty Series, Part 3: C.J. Walker and Black Beauty

Beauty Series, Part 3: C.J. Walker and Black Beauty

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In the 19th and early 20th century, cosmetics entrepreneur and self-made millionaire C.J. Walker helped redefine ideals of beauty for African-American women. In the third part of her series on beauty, NPR's Susan Stamberg talks with A'Lelia Bundles, Walker's great-great-granddaughter and author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker.