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Selma Featurette - Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper (2015) - Oprah Winfrey Movie HD
Selma Featurette - Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper (2015) - Oprah Winfrey Movie HD
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Movieclips Coming Soon
Selma (2015) Featurette - Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper
Selma (2015) Featurette - Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper
Published: 2015/01/11
Channel: FilmIsNow Movie Bloopers & Extras
In Remembrance of Annie Cooper: A Tribute
In Remembrance of Annie Cooper: A Tribute
Published: 2010/12/08
Channel: ffadministrator
Women of Black History Month: Annie Lee Cooper
Women of Black History Month: Annie Lee Cooper
Published: 2016/02/04
Channel: Erika Heidewald
Selma: Producer Oprah Winfrey "Annie Lee Cooper" Behind the Scenes Interview
Selma: Producer Oprah Winfrey "Annie Lee Cooper" Behind the Scenes Interview
Published: 2014/12/12
Channel: ScreenSlam
Family Gymnastics Challenge | Bratayley
Family Gymnastics Challenge | Bratayley
Published: 2015/05/04
Channel: Bratayley
︎Bratayley- What if Annie passed away... [Read description]
︎Bratayley- What if Annie passed away... [Read description]
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: Madison Y.
SELMA Movie Trailer (Martin Luther King Jr Movie - 2014)
SELMA Movie Trailer (Martin Luther King Jr Movie - 2014)
Published: 2014/11/11
Channel: FRESH
LEARN TO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE
LEARN TO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: THE NU CODE
The Woman Who Convinced Oprah to Join the Cast of Selma | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
The Woman Who Convinced Oprah to Join the Cast of Selma | Oprah Prime | Oprah Winfrey Network
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: OWN
Annie Lee Cooper By Crystal Camacho
Annie Lee Cooper By Crystal Camacho
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Harborside Academy Kenosha, Wisconsin
Oprah Winfrey talks role as Annie Lee Cooper in Selma
Oprah Winfrey talks role as Annie Lee Cooper in Selma
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: Ricardo Hazell
Annie Lee & The Dudes Art Show Day 2
Annie Lee & The Dudes Art Show Day 2
Published: 2013/12/17
Channel: J. Anthony Brown
Satora
Satora's Black History Corner 3-9-2015
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: AllpointsTV
SELMA -
SELMA - 'Application' Clip: Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: patheuk
Annie Lee Moffett
Annie Lee Moffett
Published: 2014/03/26
Channel: Gethigh Media
10 Stage Performances That Ended in DEATH | TWISTED TENS #20
10 Stage Performances That Ended in DEATH | TWISTED TENS #20
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: Rob Dyke
Selma | Official Trailer
Selma | Official Trailer
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: EclipsePicturesIE
Cooper and Annie discuss Heisenberg
Cooper and Annie discuss Heisenberg
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: Henry Ner
Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Violent Scene in Selma
Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Violent Scene in Selma
Published: 2014/12/30
Channel: Wochit Entertainment
The Women of Selma Featurette
The Women of Selma Featurette
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: Keep The Faith Network
President Barack Obama Hosts Selma Screening at the White House: Oprah Winfrey, Common & More Attend
President Barack Obama Hosts Selma Screening at the White House: Oprah Winfrey, Common & More Attend
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: Pews News
Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Interview for SELMA
Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo Interview for SELMA
Published: 2014/11/28
Channel: BlackTree TV
Oprah Winfrey Interview - Selma (2014)
Oprah Winfrey Interview - Selma (2014)
Published: 2014/12/27
Channel: CelebsInterviews
Oprah speaks on the movie Selma
Oprah speaks on the movie Selma
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: Channon Dade
Annie Lee
Annie Lee
Published: 2014/02/13
Channel: Mai Lee
SELMA Carmen Ejogo and Common talk about being inspired to do more...
SELMA Carmen Ejogo and Common talk about being inspired to do more...
Published: 2014/12/17
Channel: BlackTree TV
Selma Movie Review
Selma Movie Review
Published: 2015/02/05
Channel: 60sec Movies
Twin Peaks - Laura Palmer "Meanwhile" Scene
Twin Peaks - Laura Palmer "Meanwhile" Scene
Published: 2014/11/30
Channel: Green Grass
Rockstars- Then and Now
Rockstars- Then and Now
Published: 2010/12/31
Channel: KarlaMojoVlogs
Cast and Crew of Selma March on Edmund Pettus Bridge MLK, J
Cast and Crew of Selma March on Edmund Pettus Bridge MLK, J
Published: 2015/01/19
Channel: Dawn Y. McDaniel
Selma Cast March Through Alabama For MLK Day
Selma Cast March Through Alabama For MLK Day
Published: 2015/01/22
Channel: Lineup
Selma Movie Interview: Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo with Cinema Siren
Selma Movie Interview: Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo with Cinema Siren
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Online
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Oprah Winfrey: "She's Going to Be in Salt 2," Jokes Selma Star David Oyelowo
Published: 2014/11/14
Channel: Wochit Entertainment
Sweet Annie Rose live at Pals Lounge march2012 (Full Show)
Sweet Annie Rose live at Pals Lounge march2012 (Full Show)
Published: 2012/04/01
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Common discusses FERGUSON and the new movie SELMA
Common discusses FERGUSON and the new movie SELMA
Published: 2014/11/28
Channel: blacktreetv
JP Cooper - September Song
JP Cooper - September Song
Published: 2016/11/28
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Two Jews On Selma
Two Jews On Selma
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: twojewsonfilm
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Published: 2017/04/26
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UK Premiere: David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay | Selma (The Fan Carpet)
UK Premiere: David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay | Selma (The Fan Carpet)
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: The Fan Carpet
Carhartt & Lee Cooper
Carhartt & Lee Cooper
Published: 2014/12/09
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SELMA MOVIE REVIEW
SELMA MOVIE REVIEW
Published: 2015/03/17
Channel: MovieMikesReviews
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Selma | Promo | Vrijdag 24 februari // 23.25 uur | NPO 2
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Evangelische Omroep
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Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: Paramount Movies
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Published: 2016/10/18
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Annie Lee Cooper
Born (1909-06-02)June 2, 1909
Selma, Alabama
Died November 24, 2010(2010-11-24) (aged 101)
Selma, Alabama
Nationality American
Occupation Civil rights activist
Known for Selma Voting Rights Movement

Annie Lee Cooper (June 2, 1909 – November 24, 2010) was an African-American civil rights activist in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights Movement who is best known for punching Selma Sheriff Jim Clark.

Life and work[edit]

Annie Lee Cooper was born on June 2, 1909 in Selma, Alabama, one of ten children of Lucy Jones and Charles Wilkerson Sr. By the seventh grade, Cooper dropped out of school, and moved to Kentucky to live with an older sister.[1]

In 1962, Cooper returned to Selma to care for her elderly mother.[2] Appalled by the fact that although she had been a registered voter in Pennsylvania and Ohio she was unable to register to vote in Alabama, Cooper began to participate in the Civil Rights Movement.[3] Her attempt to register to vote in 1963 resulted in her being fired from her job as a nurse at a rest home.[2] She then worked as a clerk at the Torch Motel.

In January 1965, Cooper stood in line for hours outside the Dallas County Courthouse to register to vote until Sheriff Jim Clark ordered her to vacate the premises. Clark prodded Cooper in the neck with a billy club until Cooper turned around and hit the sheriff in the jaw, knocking him down. Deputies then wrestled Cooper to the ground as Clark continued to beat her repeatedly with his club.[4] Cooper was charged with "criminal provocation" and was escorted to the county jail, and then held for 11 hours before being allowed to leave. She spent the period of her incarceration singing spirituals.[5] Some in the sheriff's department wanted to charge her with attempted murder.[6] Following this incident, Cooper became a registered voter in her home state.[1]

On June 2, 2010, Annie Lee Cooper became a centenarian. Reflecting on her longevity, she stated, "My mother lived to be 106, so maybe I can live that long, too."[1] On November 24, 2010, Cooper died at the Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma, Alabama.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2014 film Selma, Cooper was portrayed by Oprah Winfrey.[7] Winfrey said that she took the role "because of the magnificence of Annie Lee Cooper and what her courage meant to an entire movement."[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Woman known for run-in with sheriff turns 100 today". Montgomery Advertiser. Gannett Company. June 2, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Britton, John H. (February 11, 1965). "none". Jet Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Annie L. Cooper Huff Obituary". Selma Times-Journal. December 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bernstein, Adam (June 7, 2007). "Ala. Sheriff James Clark; Embodied Violent Bigotry". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ May, Gary (2013). Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy. Basic Books. 
  6. ^ a b "Annie Lee Cooper, civil rights legend, dies". Selma Times-Journal. November 24, 2010. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Rivera, Zayda (20 June 2014). "Oprah Winfrey to play Annie Lee Cooper in civil rights drama 'Selma'". New York Daily News. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Marc Malkin (December 30, 2014). "Oprah Winfrey Opens Up About Her Violent Scene in Selma". E! Online. 

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