By Jackie Burrell
Contra Costa Times (MCT)
The cineplex has been filled with superheroes all summer — and last week's Comic-Con convention fairly brimmed with Caped Crusader wannabes. But how do Hancock and other newfangled heroes compare with the heroes of yesteryear? And what makes a superhero truly super? So, we asked readers to weigh in on the greatest superheroes of all time.
For the last week we've reveled in your descriptions of derring-do, awesome superpowers and really great gadgets. We discovered unusual titans — Captain Canuck, anyone? — and waxed nostalgic over Mighty Mouse and Super Chicken. And now we've winnowed down the list to the top eight:
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Anna Julia Haywood Cooper
(ca. August 10, 1858---February 27, 1964) was an author, educator and one of the most important African American scholars in United States history. Upon receiving a Ph. D in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Cooper became the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. She was also a prominent member of Washington, DC's African American community.
Read Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice from the South, free from the University of North Carolina library.
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