Marjorie Stewart Joyner Research Paper

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Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school. At the age of 20, she met and married Robert E. Joyner. Joyner went on to open her own beauty salon, and later became friends with Madame C.J. Walker, a well-known Black businesswoman, specializing in black hair services and products. Walker during this time was working with prominent figures by supplying them with hair care and products. After Madame C.J. Walker’s death, Joyner

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