Hello, and welcome to the Season 4, Episode 02 of the Bones & Bobbins Podcast!
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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 4, Episode 02: Beauty and the Bikes
S04E02: Beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C. J. Walker and Boston bicycling trailblazer Kittie Knox.
Fan of a multi-step beauty routine? (Same.) So, as it happens, was Madam C. J. Walker, who built a national beauty empire while providing a path for other Black women to build businesses of their own. Meanwhile, over in Boston, Kittie Knox was riding and racing her bicycle, charming reporters, and challenging the idea that the sport was solely the domain of white men.
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Links to research materials:
Haley: Madam C. J. Walker:
- Madam C. J. Walker: https://indianahistory.org/education/education-resources/educator-resources/famous-hoosiers/madam-c-j-walker/
- Madam C. J. Walker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madam_C._J._Walker
- Madam C. J. Walker: https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/madame-c-j-walker
- Madam C. J. Walker: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/madam-cj-walker
- Madam C.J. Walker’s Life Got the Netflix Treatment with Self-Made. Here’s the True Story. https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a31214106/who-is-madam-cj-walker-self-made/
Natali: Kittie Knox
- Breaking the Cycle: the Kittie Knox Story https://blog.library.si.edu/blog/2020/05/26/breaking-the-cycle-the-kittie-knox-story/#.Y-J0T3dMGfA
- Katherine T. “Kittie” Knox http://cambridgeblackhistoryproject.org/project/kittie-knox/
- Kittie Knox https://thewestendmuseum.org/history/era/immigrant-neighborhood/kittie-knox/
- Bicyclist Kitty Knox refused to let racism block the path to her passion https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/01/metro/bicyclist-kittie-knox-refused-let-racism-block-path-her-passion/
- Knickerbockers, Leagues, and Desegregation: The Kittie Knox Story https://www.zwift.com/news/27896-kittie-knox
Thanks for listening, and always remember: Lock your doors, and don’t run with scissors.