Anna Julia Cooper


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Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history. Upon receiving her Ph.D in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree. She was also a prominent member of Washington,... more »

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  • ''... peace produced by suppression is neither natural nor desirable.''
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 2 (1892).
  • ''Life must be something more than dilettante speculation.''
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 2 (1892).
  • ''A race cannot be purified from without.''
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), African American educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892). Cooper was born in Raleigh, North Ca...
  • ''I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.''
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892). Of her frustration as a young student in a schoo...
  • ''Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy.''
    Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 2 (1892).
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