Anna Julia Cooper born Raleigh, NC August 10, 1858 (d. 1964). Black educator and author, born a slave; PhD Sorbonne on French slavery.
"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class—it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity." (A Voice from the South, pp. 121-2, 1892; photo Wikipedia)