Golden Beauty Boss: Madame Sara Spencer Washington w/ Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks

With Cheryl Woodruff-Brooks, author of Golden Beauty Boss we talk about Madame Sara Spencer Washington, an African American woman whose beauty empire made her a millionaire in the 1920’s

Washington was a cosmetic entrepreneur whose company turned her into one of of America’s first black millionaires. She was founder and president of Apex Enterprises consisting of Apex Beauty Colleges, Apex Publishing Company, Apex News & Hair Company, Apex Laboratories and Apex Drug Company. Offices were located in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Newark, Richmond, Brooklyn, Washington, DC, Baltimore and Atlantic City.