Black History Month – Honoring Oneness – We are all connected


Today in Black History Month, we Honor Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

Bishop Garfield Thomas Haywood’s Father, Bennett Haywood was born on the slave plantation of Dr Edmund Burke, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Anna Julia Haywood Cooper’s mother slaved on the plantation of Edmund’s brother, George Washington Haywood. Anna Julia Haywood is the daughter of George Washington Haywood and Hannah Stanley Haywood; we are all interconnected.

Anna Julia Haywood Cooper was a writer, teacher, and activist who championed education for African-Americans and women.

“Cooper published her first book, A Voice from the South by a Black Woman of the South, in 1892. In addition to calling for equal education for women, A Voice from the South advanced Cooper’s assertion that educated African-American women were necessary for uplifting the entire black race. The book of essays gained national attention, and Cooper began lecturing across the country on topics such as education, civil rights, and the status of black women. In 1902, Cooper began a controversial stint as principal of M Street High School (formerly Washington Colored High). The white Washington, D.C. school board disagreed with her educational approach for black students, which focused on college preparation, and she resigned in 1906.

In addition to working to advance African-American educational opportunities, Cooper also established and co-founded several organizations to promote black civil rights causes. She helped found the Colored Women’s League in 1892, and she joined the executive committee of the first Pan-African Conference in 1900. Since the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) did not accept African-American members, she created “colored” branches to provide support for young black migrants moving from the South into Washington, D.C.

Cooper resumed graduate study in 1911 at Columbia University in New York City, New York. After the death of her brother in 1915, however, she postponed pursuing her doctorate in order to raise his five grandchildren. She returned to school in 1924 when she enrolled at the University of Paris in France. In 1925, at the age of 67, Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to obtain a Doctorate of Philosophy.

In 1930, Cooper retired from teaching to assume the presidency of Frelinghuysen University, a school for black adults. She served as the school’s registrar after it was reorganized into the Frelinghuysen Group of Schools for Colored People. Cooper remained in that position until the school closed in the 1950s.

Anna Julia Cooper died in 1964 in Washington, D.C. at the age of 105.”


Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988); Paula J. Giddings, When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America (New York: Harper Collins, 2001); Kimberly Springer, “Anna Julia Haywood Cooper,” in African-American Lives, ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

In Business, Like Life; we are all connected

A little known fact is that Liberia, Africa was founded by Freed American Slaves. James Monroe being the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) was also the person for whom Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, was named. It is important to note that President Monroe, a slave owner, supported the return of these freed blacks back to their place of origination; Africa. These early African American’s were delighted to return and became the first African American Global Entrepreneurs. One of the top gross domestic product for the young start-up Nation was rubber. These freed slaves cultivated rubber farms and then sold and exported it for the country’s early gross revenues. As it occurred so often in Africa, in came the extrapolators to rape and pillage the budding country. Robbing and stealing the rubber farms from the African people. The first to enter was Firestone Tire and Cooper Tires.

This is a part of my family’s story…”From the childen of Europeans and Africans were born ‘Mulatoos’, meaning half white and half black” I have lifted this as an excerpt from my book, ‘Haywood Beyond Comprehension.’ (December 2016) I have included pictorial information below.

Here again, some of my family members. Early leaders in Liberia, Africa.(1921-1973) Harvey Firestone Jr (no relation) (Firestone Tire) is at center right pic. James Cooper, I (Pictured; Cooper Tires). My uncle, James Cooper, married Bishop GT Haywood’s Grand daughter (Ida). William Clay Ford, Sr. (no relation) married Martha Firestone. Their son William Clay Ford, Jr is Chairman of Ford Motor Company. Iman Cooper pictured below (stranding next to Bill Clinton) is the Grand Daughter of James Cooper and Great Grand Daughter of G.T. Haywood.

Ellis, Ellington (October, 2016) Retrieved from ellingtonellis/facebook

Kingdom Initiatives – Black History Month – Bishop G.T. Haywood

Its waves reach the Throne of God…

GTH Pentecostals 2016


Giving honor to G.T. Haywood, early leader of the Pentecostal movement and Bishop of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World. #‎BlackHistoryMonth2016‬
Photo by Pentecostals of Kentwood 
Song by PAW National Choir (Audio) I See A Crimson Stream Of Blood 

Published on Jun 8, 2013

The late great L. Craig Tyson, The great gospel organist of all time! Minister of music, song writer and arranger