On this date, August 10, in 1858, Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was born. She was a Black educator and activist. She would eventually become the fourth African American woman to earn a PhD in 1925.
The daughter of a slave woman and her master, Anna Cooper was from Raleigh, NC. Where she acquired her love for education from the work environment of her mother’s housemaid place of employment. Cooper said that “not far from kindergarten, age” she had decided to be a teacher. From the St. Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute in Raleigh to the Sorbonne in Paris, Cooper pursued her dream of over fifty years. [Continue reading at the African American Registry.]
See also A Voice from the South (Schomburg Library of 19th Century Black Women Writers) by Anna Julia Cooper and. [book link]
August 8, 1978- Philadelphia police violently attack men, women, and children of the MOVE organization in West Philadelphia. 9 members are arrested thus become as the MOVE 9.
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