The Denver Park Trust partnered with the Madam C.J. Walker Park Coalition to restore the three interpretive signs describing the life and legacy of Madam C.J. Walker in her namesake park.
Madam C.J. Walker was a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, and the first self-made female millionaire, Black or white, in the country—and her business was started right here in Denver. She believed in the economic empowerment of African Americans, and worked to inspire and guide many generations of Black men and women to build businesses of their own.
The three interpretive signs highlighting Madam C.J. Walker, a Denver icon, and recognized figure in American history, were originally installed in 2001 and had weathered to the point of being unreadable. Through fundraising and coordination with Denver Park and Recreations, the Denver Park Trust facilitated the restoration and installation of new signs using the same layout and design that was created by Whittier resident, Phil Normand, more than two decades ago.