TNDP Mourns Representative Barbara Cooper

For Immediate Release Contact: Brit Bender | Tennessee Democratic Party | 319 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 202, Nashville, TN 37217 | Office: (615) 327–9779 | comms@tndp.org

Tennessee Representative Barbara Cooper has died at the age of 93. First elected in 1996, she served for 26 years in the TN House of Representatives. She also retired as a Memphis City Schools teacher who embraced education for all and made it a top priority for herself throughout life.

Representative Cooper was a dedicated community servant who put her constituents first. She will be remembered as a champion for schools and education, for the rights of Black Tennesseans, and in the fight against poverty, especially in Memphis.

“Representative Cooper will forever hold a special place in all of our hearts. Her service and commitment to a better Memphis and Tennessee will be a benchmark for all of us and generations to come. Her contributions to the Democratic Party and fierce advocacy for our values will continue to guide us.“ – Hendrell Remus, TNDP Chair

The TNDP will defer to Representative Cooper’s family and the TN Democratic House Caucus for information on a celebration of life ceremony.

 

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