Annie Lee Cooper

Black History Month Honoree 12
Posted on 02/16/2023
Image of Annie lee CooperAnnie Lee Cooper (1910-2010) -- a Selma, Alabama, native -- played a crucial part in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement. But it wasn't until Oprah played her in the 2014 Oscar-nominated film Selma that people really took notice of Cooper's activism. She is lauded for punching Alabama Sheriff Jim Clark in the face, but she really deserves to be celebrated for fighting to restore and protect voting rights.

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