Marvel Cooke

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Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Nov 29, 2000 (97)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1903
Birthplace
Minnesota
Death Date
Nov 29, 2000 (97)

About

First African-American woman to work at a newspaper that was white-owned called The Daily Compass.

Before Fame

She was raised in a wealthy white neighborhood.

Trivia

She helped the establishment of a local chapter of a labor union for newspaper journalists called the Newspaper Guild.

Family Life

She was the child of Madison and Amy Wood Jackson. She married Cecil Cooke.

Associated With

She was put in charge of a column in a NAACP magazine by W.E.B. DuBois after being offered a job as his assistant.