What does c j in madame c j walker stand for?

C. J. stands for "Charles Joseph." As a married woman, Madam Walker used the initials of her third husband's name. Her birth name was Sarah Breedlove. When she married Charles Joseph Walker, better known as C. J. Walker, she began using his name to make sure no one would disrespect her by calling her by her first name. She used the title "Madam," which was customary during the time for women who owned businesses, especially women who worked in the fashion and cosmetics industries.