Don’t know the name Sara Breedlove? What about C.J. Walker? If not, you should. She was the first self-made female millionaire in the United States — black or white. On this episode of hiSTORY Glenn tells the remarkable story of “Madam” C.J. Walker. The child of former slaves who grew up in the violently racist Deep South, Walker rose from poverty and abuse to blaze an inspiring trail of entrepreneurship and philanthropy that could only happen in America.

Watch the video below for a sneak peak and answers to these informative questions:

• Why did Madam C.J. Walker meet with Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office?
• What station in life did a black woman hold in post-Civil War America?
• How did white politicians feel about their newly-elected black colleagues?

Watch the full episode, courtesy of Mercury Radio Arts.