In the style of "My Ghost Story", this special will tell the terrifying tales of people whose pasts literally come back to haunt them. These are the stories of people who wronged the one person they shouldn't have: a person so hell bent on revenge that even death won't stop them. When a vengeful ghost returns to get payback, nothing is off limits.
From her rough beginnings as an orphan, Madam CJ Walker went on to corner the market as an entrepreneur in black women's hair care and became the first self-made female millionaire.
Born Sarah Breedlove, Madam CJ Walker was the first person in her family born free to parents who had been slaves in Louisiana. From her rough early beginnings she became a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur by developing her own line of hair care products and traveling across the country to recruit sales agent. She also was instrumental in helping to pass legislation to defend the rights of blacks and was active in charity.
Read On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker by her great-great-granddaughter A'Lelia Bundles.
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