Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) will join with the U.S. Postal Service for a Women’s History Month event, to pay tribute to North Carolinian Anna Julia Cooper with a special stamp dedication event on March 29 at 3 p.m. In WSSU’s Diggs Gallery.
Cooper was a Raleigh Native and noted educator, scholar and activist on the 19th and 20th centuries. Her image marks the 32nd entry in the U.S. Black Heritage Stamps series.
WSSU Chancellor Donald Julian Reaves and Postmaster David Barcio will lead a host of university, local and student dignitaries on hand to celebrate the life of Cooper, who left Saint Augustine’s College in 1884 for Washington, DC, and helped make its school system one of the best in the nation for African-American students.
About Winston-Salem State University: Winston-Salem State University (WSSU), a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a public university founded in 1892 in Winston-Salem, NC. WSSU is a historically black university that today is a recognized regional institution offering baccalaureate and graduate programs to a diverse student population. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the university among Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South -- Bachelor’s Category for the last ten years (2001-2010). WSSU currently offers more than 40 baccalaureate and 10 master’s degree programs to a student population of more than 6,400. For more information, visit www.wssu.edu. * * *
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