American Portraits

On My Own Ground: Madam C.J. Walker and Identity

In this lesson, students will examine events in the life of Madam C. J. Walker, analyzing both her identity and her contributions to American identity.

Founding Principles

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Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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