In the early 1900s, Sarah Breedlove begins making and selling her own hair products for black women but faces competition from Addie, her jealous former mentor.
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Sarah refers to Addie's saleswoman as mulattoes, which ,in the United States, is an offensive term for a person of mixed white and black ancestry. See more
Madam Walker says "have a blessed day," a common saying among southern-born Christians, but she says "blessed" with one syllable. It is always said bless-ed, 2 syllables. See more
It came to me in a dream. Hair is beauty. Hair is emotion. Hair is our heritage. Hair is tell us who we are, where we're been, and where we're going.