Anna J. Cooper

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Anna J. Cooper
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Anna Julia Haywood

August 10, 1858
DiedFebruary 27, 1964 (age 105)
Washington, D.C.
EducationM.A., Oberlin, 1887
PhD, University of Paris, 1924
Spouse(s)George A. C. Cooper (1877–1879)
ChildrenLula Love Lawson (Foster daughter) [1]
RelativesAndrew J. Haywood (Brother) Rufus Haywood (Brother)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author and educator. She was one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history.

She was born into enslavement. Her mother was Hannah Stanley Haywood, a slave in the home of prominent landowner George Washington Haywood.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hutchinson, Louise Daniel (1981). Anna J. Cooper. Washington: Anocostia Neighborhood Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. OCLC 07462546.