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Fanny Jackson Coppin​

FannyJacksonCoppin .jpegFanny Jackson Coppin (January 8, 1837 – January 21, 1913) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was an American educator, missionary, and lifelong advocate for female higher education.Jackson Coppin was the first black teacher at the Oberlin Academy. In 1865, she accepted a position at Philadelphia's Institute for Colored Youth (now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania). She served as the principal of the Ladies Department and taught Greek, Latin, and Mathematics. In 1869, Jackson Coppin was appointed as the principal of the Institute after the departure of Ebenezer Bassett, becoming the first African American woman to become a school principal. In her 37 years at the Institute, Fanny Jackson was responsible for vast educational improvements in Philadelphia. During her years as principal, she was promoted by the board of education to the superintendent. She was the first African American superintendent of a school district in the United States