"It's very hard to be a kid, especially in a predominantly white school or white town where other people want to police your body and hair."
"Both my parents worked at the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, with my dad eventually being hired by another company called Summit Laboratories that made chemical hair straighteners."
"I have lived almost seven decades. So I've had my hair journey where I wasn't comfortable with my hair."
"Madame Walker was one of the four iconic women who really created what's now the modern hair-care and cosmetics industry, and we know about her in the black community because everybody gets their hair done."
"I think Michelle Obama ought to wear her hair exactly the way she wants to wear her hair. I am not looking for Michelle Obama to cut her hair off like I have mine, very short. I'm not looking for her to do twists. I'm looking for her to wear what's comfortable for her."
"And mothers and daughters - mothers need to help their daughters love their hair. And some mothers know how to do this, and some mothers help their daughters love their hair."
"Madam Walker's legacy lives in her philanthropy as well as in an amazing line of hair care products."
"As one of the pioneers of modern hair care and cosmetics, Madam Walker is still an inspiration to a lot of people going into the business."
"So Madam C.J. Walker's Wonderful Hair Grower, when applied after shampooing the hair more frequently, allowed women's scalp to be healthier and their hair to grow back. That was her most popular product."
"I was like other teenagers in the late 1960s; I too was very interested in having an Afro and getting rid of the perm that was in my hair."