Melissa Harris-Perry’s Anna Julia Cooper Center Closes Its Doors

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Melissa Harris-Perry speaking at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California (Gage Skidmore, Flickr).

The Anna Julia Cooper Center (AJC Center), an interdisciplinary research center, will close on June 30. The center is located at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and promotes intersectional works from women of color, as well as social justice work at the local and national level.

“Last night I hosted the final public event of the @AJCCenter. The center will close on June 30. It has been an amazing experience and I am proud of what was accomplished,” founder and director Melissa Harris-Perry tweeted. She went on to thank former fellows, contributors, scholars, employees, and students who worked at the center.

“At the end of a wonderful experience — even when the end is brutal — it is right to say thank you,” the former MSNBC host…

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  • Sofia

    I hope she rises through and does something even bigger and greater. I will never forgive MSNBC for letting her go when she did nothing but put the appropriate spotlight on the injustices that POC still have to endure. Melissa deserves better.

  • Shay

    You were my first ❤ on MSNBC.
    Continue to teach, guide, support and tickle us with your quirky humor.

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