Anna Julia Cooper

25Anna Julia Cooper Quotes

American Educator born on August 10, 1858, died on February 27, 1964

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was an American author, educator, speaker 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... (source)

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice. view quote

Life must be something more than dilettante speculation. view quote

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart. view quote

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey. view quote

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. view quote

I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without. view quote

Nothing natural can be wholly unworthy. view quote

One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. view quote

Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him. view quote

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