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Dr Anna Julia Cooper's Graduation Photo - 1923. // Dr. Anna Julia Cooper, 1858-1964 Born a slave in Raleigh, North Carolina, Anna Cooper began her education at St. Augustine's Normal and Collegiate Institute. In 1881 she enrolled at Oberlin College, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees. She taught at M Street/Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., for forty years and served as principal from 1901 to 1906. Later she studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, receiving a Ph.D. in 1925 at ...
A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy. In April, the photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, 1854.
Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (May 19, 1812 – January 19, 1862) was a newspaperman, three-term U.S. Congressman from Tennessee, officer in the U.S. Army, & a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. He led the first Confederate invasion of eastern Kentucky & was killed in action at the Battle of Mill Springs. Zollicoffer was the first Confederate general to die in the Western Theater. Zollicoffer was born on a plantation in Bigbyville in Maury County, Tennessee.
Ambrotype of Confederate soldier from the estate of former North Carolina Governor Thomas Bickett. Later inscription reads "Grandfather William Daniel as a boy or young man".
Richard Taylor (January 27, 1826 – April 12, 1879) was an American plantation owner, politician, & Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was the son of Zachary Taylor, a general in the U.S.Army & later President of the U.S. Taylor joined the Confederate States Army, serving first as a brigade commander in Virginia, & later as an army commander in the Trans-Mississippi Theater. Taylor was born at the "Springfield" family plantation near Louisville, Kentucky.