Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964

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Author and educator; b. Anna Julia Haywood.

From the description of Anna J. Cooper papers, 1881-1958. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 739912068

  • 1858 August 10: Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the daughter of George Washington Haywood and Hannah Stanley.
  • 1877 June 21: Married George Christopher Cooper.
  • 1879 September 27: George Cooper died.
  • 1884 - 1885 : Professor of Modern Language and Literature, Wilberforce University, Ohio.
  • 1885 - 1887 : Instructor of Math, Latin and Greek, St. Augustine's Normal and Collegiate Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • 1887: Received M.A. degree in Math from Oberlin College, Ohio.
  • 1887: Began teaching at Washington High School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1892: Published A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South.
  • 1900: Addressed Pan-African Conference, Westminister Hall, London.
  • 1901 - 1906 : Principal of M. Street High School, Washington, D.C.
  • 1906: Appointed supervisor of the Colored Social Settlement.
  • 1906 - 1910 : Professor of Foreign language, Lincoln Institute, Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1910 - 1930 : Teacher of Latin, Dunbar High School Washington, D.C.
  • 1911 - 1913 : Attended summer sessions at 'la Guilde' in Paris.
  • 1915 - 1917 : Attended Columbia University summer sessions, preparing for her doctorate.
  • 1920 - 1921 : Attended extension courses at Columbia University, New York.
  • 1925: Received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Paris.
  • 1930 - 41 : President and teacher at Frelinghuysen University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 - 64 : President Emeritus and Acting Registrar, Frelinghuysen University.
  • 1964: Died.

From the guide to the Anna J. Cooper Papers, 1881-1958, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Root, Azariah Smith, 1862-1927. Papers, 1881-1930. Oberlin College Library
creatorOf Cooper, Anna J. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Hundley, Mary Gibson, 1897-1986. Papers, 1910-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1910-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gabel, Leona C. (Leona Christine), 1895-1980. Leona C. Gabel papers, 1915-1982. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Anna J. Cooper Papers, 1881-1958 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
creatorOf Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. Branson-Jackson Family Papers, 1794-1962. Swarthmore College, FRIENDS HIST LIBR
creatorOf Cooper, Anna J. (Anna Julia), 1858-1964. Anna J. Cooper papers, 1881-1958. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
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associatedWith Frelinghuysen University (Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gabel, Leona C. (Leona Christine), 1895-1980. person
associatedWith Grimké family. family
associatedWith Hundley, Mary Gibson, 1897-1986. person
associatedWith Jelavich, Charles. person
correspondedWith Klein, Félix, 1862-1953 person
associatedWith MARY (GIBSON) HUNDLEY, 1897-1986 person
associatedWith Root, Azariah Smith, 1862-1927. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
African Americans
Law schools
African American universities and colleges
African American college presidents--Washington (D.C.)
African American women college administrators--Washington (D.C.)


Birth 1858-08-10

Death 1964-02-27






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