Marvel Cooke Journalist

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

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.



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