A chemist and entrepreneur, Annie Turnbo Malone became a millionaire by successfully developing and marketing hair products for black women in St. Louis. She used her wealth to promote the advancement of African Americans and gave away most of her money to charity. Annie Malone established Poro College in St Louis in 1918, a cosmetology school and training center that offered black women a place to advance. The facilities also housed Malone’s business operations and served as a place for the African American community to gather for various civic functions. Learn about this historic woman whose contributions are still felt today.
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