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Anna J. Cooper
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Born
Anna Julia Haywood

August 10, 1858
Died February 27, 1964 (age 105)
Washington, D.C.
Education M.A., Oberlin, 1887
PhD, University of Paris, 1924
Spouse(s) George A. C. Cooper (1877–1879)
Children Lula Love Lawson (Foster daughter)
Relatives Andrew J. Haywood (Brother) Rufus Haywood (Brother)

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) was an American author and educator. She was one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history.

She was born into enslavement. Her mother was Hannah Stanley Haywood, a slave in the home of prominent landowner George Washington Haywood.

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