Mary Ann Shadd Cary in the Here and Now

Oct. 1 and 2, 2021 • Virtual Symposium Join scholars, historians, archivists, and community members share papers and discuss next steps towards celebrating Shadd Cary’s 200th birthday in 2023. Day 1: Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 Day 2: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 Schedule FRIDAY, OCT. 1 • 10AM-3:30PM EST 10:00am – 11:15am     PANEL 1: Provincial […]

A. J. Cooper Scrapbook Reader

The scrapbook reader presents one of Anna Julia Cooper’s scrapbooks in which she collected articles, essays, brief notes, and a poem that she wrote and/or published between 1931-1940s. The scrapbook holds an important place in African American history as a way of creating an alternative material record of what is deemed valuable and of documenting […]

Papers & Collections

Welcome to Anna Julia Cooper’s Papers & Collections! This is a working list of Cooper’s known papers and collections, which have been scattered throughout many institutions, libraries, and repositories.

Reviews of “A Voice from the South”

Anna Julia Cooper’s A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South (1892) is widely considered one of the first book-length statements of Black feminist thought. This collection of reviews offers us another starting point for understanding networked nature of Black intellectual thought and the circulation of African American texts at the end of the nineteenth century. 

Transcribe Terrell • Douglass Day 2021

On February 12 and 14, 2021, the Black Women’s Organizing Archive partnered with the Douglass Day team and Library of Congress to transcribe the last major portion of Mary Church Terrell’s archive.

Dancing Mary Ann Shadd Cary’s Activist Legacies

On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, we saluted the Shadd’s Daughters Project: an oral history project of women journalists, educators, activists, and lawyers from the U.S and Canada who are carrying on Shadd Cary’s legacy as a pioneer in these areas.

Transcribe Cooper • Douglass Day 2020

On February 14, 2020, the Anna Julia Cooper Digital Project partnered with Douglass Day, the Colored Conventions Project, and Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center to bring together groups from around the world to transcribe, teach, and read Cooper’s writings and to discover the secrets and hidden stories that her archives tell. View the transcriptions on […]