HSP hosts Madame CJ Walker: A Self-Made Woman (photos)

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. DSC02789


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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