Fanny Jackson Coppin, circa 1910.
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Head and shoulders.

Credit: From Fanny Jackson Coppin, Reminiscences of School Life, and Hints on Teaching., A.M.E. Book, 1913.

One of the first African American women to receive a college degree, Fanny Jackson Coppin became the first black woman to head a school, Philadelphia's Institute for Colored Youth, which she led from 1869 to 1903.  Beginning in 1878, Coppin also wrote the "Women's Department" column in the Christian Recorder, the newspaper of the A.M.E. church.

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