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Dr. Anna Julia Cooper


Dr. Cooper was an edu­ca­tor and writer. She was the fourth African-American woman to receive a doc­tor­ate degree, and did so at the age of 65, shat­ter­ing bar­ri­ers of race, gen­der and age. She was born in slav­ery and lived to the age of 105, dying in 1964. She lived American his­tory from the Civil War to Civil Rights.

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