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The Sara Spencer Washington Story

Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Address:  Stockton University Atlantic City Campus - 3711 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, Atlantic City

Award-winning documentary film by Royston Scott.

Sara Spencer Washington, a chemist and business woman, founded the Apex School of Scientific Beauty Culture in the late 1920s in Atlantic City featuring her patented hair straightening process for black women. Apex eventually had over 70 hair and beauty products and over 35,000 sales agents nationwide. Known as The Madame, the highly regarded Mrs. Washington provided the skills and education to many generations of young women to become self-employed. For her philanthropic and business acumen she was inducted into the Atlantic County Women’s Hall of Fame and was honored at the 1939 New York World’s Fair as one of the Most Distinguished Businesswomen.

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