Equal Opportunity Schools is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing inspirational Black educators. While at Oberlin College, Fanny Jackson Coppin was the first Black person chosen to be a pupil-teacher. In her senior year, she organized evening classes to teach freedmen. Upon graduation, Coppin was appointed to the Institute for Colored Youth and within four years became head principal, influencing two generations of young people. In 1881, she married and together with her husband, the were a driving force in Black America.
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