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Coralie Franklin Cook Portrayal
April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFREE
Fairmont State University adjunct professor, Ilene Evans will portray educator and suffragist, Coralie Franklin Cook.
Coralie Franklin Cook was born enslaved. She went on to graduate from Storer College in Harpers Ferry, WV, the first descendant of a Monticello enslaved person to graduate from college. She was a gifted public speaker, and she taught elocution and English at Storer and at Howard University. Coralie served as a member of the District of Columbia Board of Education. A personal friend of Susan B. Anthony, Cook was active in the women’s suffrage movement.
Ilene Evans is a storyteller, historian, dancer, and teaching artist.