Marjorie Stewart Joyner
Marjorie Stewart Joyner supervised the training of thousands of black beauticians as a vice president of the Madam C. J. Walker Company. Financially independent and free from the control of white employers, these black women became important grassroots leaders in the civil rights movement.
The labor-intensive process of styling black women’s hair provided ample opportunity to share news, both personal and political. Stylists made additional profits selling Walker products.