Mary Virginia Cook c1890

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Mary Virginia Cook, later Cook-Parrish, (1863-1945) around 1890 when she was professor of Latin and Mathematics as well as principal of the Normal School at Louisville's State University. By this time, she was already gaining a name for herself as an orator and journalist. Image snipped from Alice Allison Dunnigan, The Fascinating Story of Black Kentuckians: Their Heritage and Traditions (Washington D.C.: The Associated Pub. Inc., 1982): 244.