The Cooperative Education Association was
organized in 1904 to advocate for public education reform in Virginia. The group was
part of the larger, national Progressive movement, which generally pushed for workers' rights, women's
rights, and more efficient government. The cooperative saw itself representing all
citizens of Virginia, "whether living in the city or the country, whether white or
black," and was an outgrowth of the Richmond Education Associat. . .
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