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Community Link: Dr. Tyrone Freeman

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Each week in Community Link, Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community.

With research focusing on American and African American philanthropy, Dr. Tyrone Freeman penned the book Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow.

Dr. Freeman, of Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, stopped by the Daybreak studios to talk more about the American entrepreneur.

“She is a legendary American figure, very generous,” said Freeman. “She’s publicly known as America’s first self-made female millionaire, because of her wealth and her success.”

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