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Longview Schools Celebrates Black History Month by Honoring Fanny Jackson Coppin

Fanny Jackson Coppin

It is the third week of Black History Month, and for this event, we would like to take a moment to honor Fanny Jackson Coppin! Mrs. Coppin was the first African American principal back in 1869. While she was principal, she advocated for women in higher education. During her years as a principal, Mrs. Coppin was promoted to Superintendent by the board of education. This promotion made her the first African American Superintendent in the United States. 

To learn more about this amazing pioneer in racial equality within education, read Coppin State University's biography.