Dr Anna Julia Cooper's Graduation Photo, 1923. Born into enslavement, attended St Augustine's in Raleigh. upon receiving her Ph.D in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Author, educator, speaker and one of the most prominent African-American scholars in United States history. She was also a prominent member of Washington, D.C.'s African-American community.
"Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from voting." I remember seeing these women in a documentary on women's exclusion from the vote.People were appalled,because that was the FIRST time the White House was picketed (& by women!!!).The White House was still considered a private home in those days." Biddy Craft