Anna Julia Cooper Center 



Each year the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosts an annual lecture. The Anna Julia Cooper Lecture is presented by a distinguished scholar or artist toward the end of February or near the start of March- bridging African American and Women’s History Month celebrations.  Each lecturer further engages small groups of students and members of the community. In 2017 the AJC Center added a private roundtable of scholarly experts to assist the Cooper lecturer in preparation of a new working project.  



2012, Karla Holloway : “When Race Matters: Private Bodies, Public Texts”

2013, Julianne Malveaux: “Slipping through the Cracks: The Status of Black Females

2014, Joan Morgan: “Hip Hop at 40”

2015, Jennifer Eberhardt: “Protecting and Policing Black Lives in the 21st Century”

2016 , Barbara Ransby: “From Black Power to Black LIves Matter”

2017,  Monique Morris: “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools”

2018,  Brittney Cooper: "Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women”