Thinker of the Week: Anna J. Cooper


Full Name: Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

Born: 1858

Died: 1964

Hometown: Raleigh, North Caroline, USA

Fave Subject: Right and Wrong, Equality, Power, Education, Freedom, Reason and Logic

Career Highlights:

  • received a scholarship at the age of ten
  • one of few women to be allowed to study with men
  • one of the first African American women to earn a degree
  • wrote one of the first books about black Feminism
  • lived to be 105 years old (many years of big ideas)

Big Question:

Why is it important to include everyone in the discovery of new knowledge?