A 3 page research paper that offers a brief biography of this African American educator and then discusses her methodology of teaching. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Hannah Stanley, and her father was Stanleys White master (Rashidi and Johnson 2010). She exhibited a passion for learning that was evident throughout her life. In 1867, she enrolled at
St. Augustines Normal School and Collegiate Institute, also located in Raleigh, but in 1925, at the age of sixty-seven, she earned a Ph.D. from the famous Sorbonne University Paris (Rashidi
and Johnson 2010). Cooper was the first black woman to obtain a doctoral degree at the Sorbonne, as well as the fourth African American to receive this level of education
(May 2007). Cooper was an educator, teaching high school students, the "classics, the modern and ancient languages, literature, mathematics and the sciences," beginning to teach, according to some accounts when
she was ten-years of age and continuing until she was into her eighties (Lement 1998: 5). However, it was her accomplishments in the languages and history that provided the basis
for her scholarly reputation (Lement 1998). Cooper advocated an "intersectional methodology of liberation," as she challenged the "interlocking dynamics of race, gender, nation and empire" (May 2007: 49). Coopers
methodology is "interdisciplinary, comparative, flexible, nonlinear, pluri-vocal, multilevel, coded, dialogic and unruly," as she discerns ways to "think beyond the dehumanizing stereotypes, epistemic erasures and narrow histories foisted upon her"
(May 2007: 106). Cooper felt that the struggle of black women for social justice was an inherent element in the "wider struggle for human dignity, empowerment and social justice" (Collins
2000: 41). Cooper believed that the dignity and respect are qualities that should be associated with the individual, that is, it should be considered apart from the work in
which the person is engaged and that education, in any walk of life, afford self-respect and dignity. She writes, "the trained domestic, like the trained nurse, will demand the pay