My Journey With Annie Malone: James Agbara Bryson

My Journey With Annie Malone: James Agbara Bryson

he story of Annie Turnbo Malone, one of America’s first female black millionaires.

James Agbara Bryson, a descendant of one-time Peorian, Annie Turnbo Malone, explores her life and connections to Central Illinois. Annie rose to prominence in hair care and beauty products for Black women, becoming one of America’s first female Black millionaires. A turn-of-the-century entrepreneur, she also founded a cosmetology school in St. Louis. Her philanthropic legacy lives on today.

My Journey With Annie Malone: James Agbara Bryson is a local public television program presented by WTVP.