Annie Malone is considered to be one of the first African American women to be considered a millionaire. She developed a line of non-damaging hair straighteners, oils and hair-stimulant products for African American women. She promoted her products door to door. Annie opened her first shop in St. Louis in 1902. One of her best selling agents was Madam C.J. Walker. 
Annie established Poro College, a cosmetology school and center in 1918. Poro included a 500 seat auditorium, manufacturing plant, Poro retail store, business offices, gym and many more. She served as president on the board of directors at St. Louis Colored Orphans Home. Thank you Annie Malone for paving the way for other African American women entrepreneurs!!!

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