10th Annual High Tea Keynote Speaker
Bebe Coker was born in Jacksonville, Florida where she was educated in the segregated schools of Jacksonville. Ms. Coker graduated from Stanton High School where the famous "Negro National Anthem, Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written. She attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. While at Morgan she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and after graduation worked in the Division of Social Services in Los Angeles , California. In 1960, she moved to Wilmington, Delaware where she worked with the state's Social Services Division, raised her daughters and volunteered with community service groups. In Wilmington, Ms. Coker fought to change the segregated housing and public accommodations laws.
Ms. Coker, is an advocate for children's education, particularly literacy projects. She is the Founding Director of the Black Heritage Educational Theater Group, an educator, playwright and activist.