The Life of Anna Julia Cooper
Michelle Lanier of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission talked about Anna J. Cooper, who was born into slavery and went… read more
Michelle Lanier of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission talked about Anna J. Cooper, who was born into slavery and went on to become an author, educator and speaker and one of the most prominent African American scholars in US history. Cooper was a native of Raleigh and attended St. Augustine’s Normal School and Collegiate Institute (currently St. Augustine University) in Raleigh. She lived to be 105 and is buried in Raleigh.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Raleigh, North Carolina, from May 13-17 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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