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Coralie Franklin Cook Portrayal

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

FREE
woman dressed in large hat with dark yellow jacket and long brown skirt

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.

 

Venue

Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center
Squibb Wilson Blvd, 1201 Locust Ave.
Fairmont, 26554 United States
Phone:
304-367-4403
Website:
https://www.fairmontstate.edu/folklife/

Organizer

Dr. Fran Kirk
Phone:
(304) 367-4232
Email:
Francene.Kirk@fairmontstate.edu
Website:
https://www.fairmontstate.edu/