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Anna Julia Cooper
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A Voice from the South

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At the close of the 19th century, a black woman of the South presents womanhood as a vital element in the regeneration and progress of her race.
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Published April 14th 1988 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1892)
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Jan 25, 2013 Iso Cambia rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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My "people" are just like other people--indeed, too like for their own good. They hate, they love, they attract and repel, they climb or they grovel, struggle or drift, aspire or despair, endure in hope or curse in vexation, exactly like all the rest of unregenerate humanity. Their likes and dislikes are as strong; their antipathies--and prejudices too I fear, are as pronounced as you will find anywhere; and the entrance to the
A great insight by a key leader who is now mostly forgotten. Her text brings to the forefront the "double burden" faced by African American women post-reconstruction.
Oct 18, 2014 Lizzie marked it as to-read-off-my-shelf  ·  review of another edition
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Writing just 20 years after emancipation, Anna Julia Cooper presents the question that bell hooks and many others pick up 100 years later - what does it mean to be a feminist & be black.
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Anna Julia Haywood Cooper (Raleigh, August 10, 1858 – February 27, 1964) 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, ...more
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“Let woman's claim be as broad in the concrete as the abstract. We take our stand on the solidarity of humanity, the oneness of life, and the unnaturalness and injustice of all special favoritism, whether of sex, race, country, or condition. If one link of the chain is broken, the chain is broken. A bridge is no stronger than its weakest part, and a cause is not worthier than its weakest element. Least of all can woman's cause afford to decry the weak. We want, then, as toilers for the universal triumph of justice and human rights, to go to our homes from this Congress demanding an entrance not through a gateway for ourselves, our race, our sex, or our sect, but a grand highway for humanity.” 2 likes
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