Anna J. Cooper

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858–1964) was born in Raleigh, N.C., and spent her early life as a slave in the home of George Washington Haywood. At age nine she began a formal education intended to train blacks to become educators of former slaves. She received an M.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Paris–Sorbonne.

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