Anna Julia Cooper was a pioneering African-American scholar, educator, and civil rights advocate. Born in 1858, she defied the odds by obtaining a PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, becoming only the fourth African-American woman to do so. Cooper's influential book, "A Voice from the South," highlighted the intersectionality of race and gender in the fight for equality. She dedicated her life to empowering black women through education and worked tirelessly to challenge societal norms. Anna Julia Cooper's groundbreaking contributions laid the foundation for future generations of African-American activists and thinkers. Learn more about her remarkable legacy and impact on civil rights movements.