Thursday, March 8, 2018
Former slave. Future educator - Fanny Jackson Coppin
Driven by the need and desire to teach the formerly enslaved, Fanny Jackson Coppin began her long journey to realize that dream once an aunt, who'd been saving for a looong time, purchased her freedom.
Fanny's curiosity and purpose served as the fire under her bottom that kept her going as she toiled as a servant while studying. Eventually, Oberlin College, the only institution of higher learning at the time that permitted entrance to both blacks and women, became her first step to progress. She became a pupil-teacher there. Building off that feat, she opened a night school for Freedmen. And the rest is Black history.
Famed Coppin State University is named for her
Read more about Fanny Jackson Coppin at the link above
info courtesy: BlackAmericaweb.com