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Coralie Franklin Cook (1861-1942) was born into slavery and eventually became the first descendant of a Monticello slave known to have graduated from college.  She graduated from Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. in 1880.  She later taught elocution and English at the college and then taught at Howard University.  Cook was also known for her activities relating to the Civil Rights Movement.
Redman (1900-1964) was a prominent jazz musician, arranger, band leader, and composer.  Born in Piedmont, West Virginia, he graduated from Storer College in Harpers Ferry, W. Va. in 1920, and he also graduated from the Boston Conservatory.  Redman became a member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
Born in Piedmont, West Virginia, Redman studied at Storer and at the Boston Conservatory.  He was a jazz musician, arranger, bandleader, and composer.  Redman became a member of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.