Fanny was born a slave, but an aunt bought her freedom for $125, and
then sent her to in school at Rhode ISland. The thankful young girl
never forgot her aunt's generous help. She repaid her aunt by helping
other. Fanny became a teacher. Fanny Coppin was one of the first
black women in the United States to receive a college degree. After
graduating from Oberlin College in Ohio, she was eager to teach.
Coppin College, is located in Baltimore, Maryland.