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It also included a legal advice column, fiction by African American writers, and positive news about the community. The magazine had a successful nine-year run and ended publication in 1925, but by then Anthony Overton had already moved on to new ideas. In 1926, he started a newspaper, the Chicago Bee, which became popular on Chicago’s South Side. The Chicago Bee even coined a nickname for a Chicago neighborhood—“Bronzeville”—which was the area near the South Side where African Americans lived.
Walker Manufacturing Company is a museum in Indianapolis. The museum sponsors theater and musical performances and operates a cultural arts education program for youth. 42 ✦ INTO THE NEW CENTURY ✦ ANNIE TURNBO MALONE (1869–1957) ✦ A nnie Minerva Turnbo Malone invented hair and skin products even before Madame C. J. Walker did. Like Madame Walker, Malone became a millionaire by successfully marketing her products. At one time, she was worth $14 million. Born to Robert and Isabella Cook Turnbo on August 9, 1869, in the small town of Metropolis, Illinois, Annie was the tenth of eleven children.
Madame Walker also provided scholarships for students at Palmer Memorial Institute, a private high school for blacks in Sedalia, North Carolina, founded by another friend, Charlotte Hawkins Brown. Madame Walker was always busy and took little rest, even when her doctors told her she should because of her high blood pressure. In 1919, at a time when her empire was at its height, she became very ill while in St. Louis. She returned to her home in New York and died there on May 25. In her will, she left the business to her daughter, as well as $100,000 to build a school for girls in West Africa.
African American Millionaires (Black Stars) by Otha Richard Sullivan