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Map 1: The United States.[Map 1] with link to higher quality map.

The cities marked in all capital letters indicate places where Madam Walker established or headquartered her business. The cities in italics indicate places where J.C. Penney opened his early stores or headquartered his business.

Questions for Map 1

1. Compare the locations of the cities marked on the map. What do they have in common? How do they differ? Do the various places each person established businesses show any pattern?

2. Both Madam Walker and J.C. Penney established a base of operation in New York City and ultimately made it their permanent home. Why might this have been the case?

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