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Pinpoint Production: Anna Julia Cooper

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Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum
Subject:
Cooper, Anna J (Anna Julia) 1858-1964
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
1 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Drama
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1970
Circa 1970s
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical asset and contents of recording.
Educator, author, and speaker Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (1858-1964) was born into slavery and educated at Saint Augustine's Normal School and Collegiate Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina. While teaching at St. Augustine's, she married George A. C. Cooper, who died two years later. After her husband's death, Cooper moved to Washington, D.C., attended Oberlin College, taught at Wilberforce College and M Street High School, and later went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Cooper taught Greek, Latin, geometry, and science; and created a path for African Americans to attend Ivy League schools. Although she taught and served as principal (1902-1906) of the M Street High School (now Dunbar High School) in Washington, D.C., her role and influence extended beyond its boundaries. Cooper was an advocate of human rights who lectured on a broad range of topics that affected blacks and women, including race relations, poverty, and gender inequality; a feminist of her day. She was a contributor to the District of Columbia's Colored Settlement House; served as president of Frelinghuysen University, which offered affordable liberal arts and professional courses for working African Americans; and wrote A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South, the first book-length volume of black feminist analysis in the United States.
Summary:
Pinpoint, an educational theater group, presents a dramatic program about Anna Julia Cooper.
Dramatic performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Poor audio. Undated.
Cite as:
Pinpoint Production: Anna Julia Cooper, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
African American women
Women
Educators
African American educators
Local number:
ACMA AV000814
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

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