Peggy Cooper Cafritz

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Peggy Cooper Cafritz (born Pearl Alice Cooper; April 7, 1947 – February 18, 2018) was an American art collector, educator, civil rights activist, philanthropist and socialite.[1] She was born in Mobile, Alabama, and studied at Georgia Washington University.

In 1968, she organized a black arts festival and had inner-city students in to the festival. This program became the magnet school Duke Ellington School of the Arts, which she and Malone founded in 1974 and which they modeled after New York City's High School of Performing Arts. [2][3]

Cafritz died of complications from pneumonia in Washington, D.C. on February 18, 2018 at the age of 70.[4]

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  1. Bernstein, Adam (2018-02-18). "Peggy Cooper Cafritz, grande dame of the Washington arts and education scene, dies at 70". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived from the original on 2018-02-18. Retrieved 2018-02-18.
  2. Green, Penelope (2015-01-14). "Peggy Cooper Cafritz: Everything in a Big Way". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  3. Solway, Diane (2017-12-04). "The 6 Rising Artists You Must Know In 2018". W Magazine. Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  4. "Activist Peggy Cooper Cafritz, who helped build a model for public education, dies at 70". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on 2018-02-19. Retrieved 2018-02-19.