I mentioned in my previous post that I would highlight several African-Americans. One of my favorite African-American women, coming behind my mother and grandmothers, is Anna Julia Cooper. I learned about her life while reading a book that a friend gifted me over 20 years ago.
Anna Julia Cooper is one of my top ten because she was an educator and activist. The part of her life that touched me so much was the fact that she graduated with a Ph.D. at age 67 and did it while raising her brother’s five children after he passed away. Reading about her life gave me the tenacity to keep forging ahead towards reaching my goals.
Here is where you can read more about this powerhouse of a woman. http://blackhistorynow.com/anna-julia-cooper/