Anna Julia Cooper Project Launch Reception
Founding Director Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the vision of the Anna Julia Cooper Project at a reception celebrating the Project’s launch, 1/25/2012
Screening of “Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights”
Filmmaker Nev Nnaji listens to a question from the audience about her documentary on the marginalization of black women between the ideologies of Black Power and Feminism, 10/8/2012
Inaugural Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Dr. Karla Holloway delivers the lecture, “When Race Matters: Private Bodies, Public Texts, or: Why Henrietta Lacks Did Not Need ‘The Help’” 2/23/2012
The Cooper Project Faculty Seminars
Faculty from Tulane, Xavier, UNO and Loyola discuss AJC Visiting Scholar Trimiko Melancon’s presentation at the first Cooper Project Faculty Seminar, 9/11/2012
The AJC Blog
Media Intern Ariel Guidry films an interview to be featured on the AJC blog, October 2012
Student Leah Jaques interviews Dr. Deidre Labat, the first black woman to attend Newcomb College, as part of her class “Black Women’s Political Activism”
April 30. The students of Dr. Harris-Perry’s class “Politics of Environmental Justice” presented their research and analysis on food availability and food justice in New Orleans. The results of the students’ research will be available as a full report shortly on our website.
Melissa V. Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges. She is also an award winning author and the host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.”
Sara Kugler received her B.A. in Latin American Studies at Tulane University, where she studied the Cuban Revolution’s approach to eliminating racism and its implications for racial equity in the country. As a student she worked as a research intern for the Anna Julia Cooper Project and volunteered with the community organization Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE). Sara is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and is now a proud resident of New Orleans.