"They call me the Mother of Black Feminism, but I just call that living my truth. My theories seek to achieve social justice against the balance of conflict and power that stands in our society..." ---Anna Julia Cooper
Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964)
Anna Julia Cooper was born into slavery and spent most of her 105 years tirelessly fighting for African Americans and particularly, African American women. A writer and a teacher, her first was book was published in 1892 and entitled, A Voice From the South By A Black Woman of the South. Anna was only the fourth African American woman to earn a doctorate in Philosophy which she completed in 1925 at the tender age of 67; she had completed this at the Sorbonne! She was one of the most prominent intellectuals and an engaging speaker. Her social theories are still discussed today.
Today I am going to provide you with a link to an interesting article that was published on her in The Atlantic (here). Please take a few minutes to read this or better still, read Cooper's book-- I read a lot of it last night on Google books for free.
Stay safe and well!