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Both women faced various obstacles and barriers on their journey to achieving their goals. For example, Cooper challenged the sexist beliefs of leading male spokespersons of the Progressive era and confronted the prevalent ideology that women belonged in the domestic sphere (pg 251). Similarly, during Wright’s career as a professor at Howard University from 1941 until her death in 1962, she faced gender discrimination (pg. 254). According to Margaret Smith Crocco, sexism was a common occurrence at Howard during Wright’s time as an undergrad (pg. 254). Other scholars have noted that Wright believed her work was not recognized by Howard’s administration because she was a woman. Additionally, Wright felt that the African American community underestimated the important contributions African American women have made to the “racial uplift” of their community (pg. 254). The experiences of Cooper and Wright are not unique. Unfortunately, many African American women historians faced racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and even class discrimination. [4.] Discuss the African American woman historian who had a legitimate gripe with Carter G. Woodson. One African American woman historian with a legitimate gripe with Carter G. Woodson, is Laura Eliza Wilkes, a public school teacher in Washington D.C. Wilkes published a study entitled Missing Pages in American History, Revealing the Services of Negroes in the Early Wars of America , which chronicled the history of African Americans in the military from 1614 until 1815 (pg.248). After it was published she submitted her work to Carter G. Woodson to review and publish in his The Journal of Negro History. However, it was clear that Woodson did not review her work because she wrote him a letter on 22 July 1921 exclaiming, "I submitted my

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