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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Algernon Johnson Cooper, Jr.

Author: Algernon "A J " Cooper; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Politician and lawyer Algernon Johnson Cooper, Jr. was born on May 30, 1944, in Mobile, Alabama. Cooper attended the Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, Illinois, and graduated in 1962. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame; and his J. D. degree from New York University Law School. While attending law school, Cooper founded the National Black Law Students Association. After earning his law  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Algernon "A J " Cooper
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Algernon "A J " Cooper; Larry Crowe; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150357
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Atlanta, Georgia
2005 June 21.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 48 min., 50 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Algernon Johnson Cooper, Jr.
Algernon Johnson Cooper, Jr.

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Politician and lawyer Algernon Johnson Cooper, Jr. was born on May 30, 1944, in Mobile, Alabama. Cooper attended the Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, Illinois, and graduated in 1962. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame; and his J. D. degree from New York University Law School. While attending law school, Cooper founded the National Black Law Students Association. After earning his law degree and working on Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, Cooper moved to Alabama and became a civil rights lawyer and litigator. In 1972, Cooper was elected mayor and chief executive officer of Prichard, Alabama. He was the first African American to defeat a white incumbent in the state of Alabama. As mayor, he founded and served as the first president of the National Conference of Black Mayors. In 1988, Cooper re-entered private practice when he joined the firm of Ginsburg, Feldman, and Bress, Chartered.

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