Sunday Inspiration: Anna Julia Cooper on Stillness
One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.
– Anna Julia Cooper, “The Status of Woman in American” (1892).
Anna Julia Cooper (1858 – 1964) was a scholar, writer, educator, and activist. Her mother was an enslaved Black woman named Hannah Stanley Haywood, and her father was Haywood’s owner. In 1925, at the age of 67, Cooper became the fourth African American woman to earn a PhD., when she completed her doctorate at the University of Paris (Sorbonne).
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