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Cooper Anna

Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964) was an author, educator, and public speaker on gender, race and racism, higher education, and spirituality. She served as a high school principal in Washington D.C., and later became the second president of Frelinghuysen University. Her first book, A Voice from the South: By a Black Woman of the South, was published in 1892. She earned her PhD from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924.