Interpreter Daisy Century drew a standing ovation Sunday with her performance as entrepreneur, civil rights advocate, and philanthropist Madame CJ Walker, America’s first woman self-made millionaire. The event was hosted at the Drake House Museum by the Historical Society of Plainfield and funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
Daisy Century portrays eight or so historical figures, including Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Phillis Wheatley
Daisy Century speaks with Calvin Lanier
Deborah Dowe gives planting advice, and seeds, to an attendee
Liz D’Aversa, Gail Scott-Bey, and Daisy Century
Plainfield Historical Society Board of Trustees Back: Carlos Cardozo, Gail Scott-Bey, Eloise Tinley (past President), Molly Banta, Liz D’Aversa, Daisy Century, Danielle Franklin (office manager), Liz Rifino, Andrea Kee Front: Diane Pender, Nancy Piwowar (President)
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David, thanks for sharing these positive things happening in Plainfield. Keep it coming.
It should be noted that America’s first self-made millionaire was not only a female but African American as well.