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Madam Walker's own ground; The memory of this self-made millionaire depicted in new Netflix series lives on in Indiana's capital

Mar 22, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

A century after her death, Madam C.J. Walker is having a moment.

Her rags-to-riches story is the subject of a new Netflix miniseries, "Self Made," that started streaming March 20.

Oscar winner Octavia Spencer plays the unlikely millionaire, an African American woman whose parents had been enslaved. Walker toiled as a laundress before building a black hair-care empire that led to vast wealth and influence. She amassed much of that in Indianapolis -- a city that's central to her story ...