Anna Julia was an American author, educator, sociologist, speaker, Black Liberation activist, and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history.
Upon receiving her PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree.
She was also a prominent member of Washington, D.C.’s African-American community and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
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