|Robin Echols Cooper
Women in History
Robin Echols Cooper, joined the organization in 2000. She presents Fannie Lou Hammer, civil rights activist, Mary Fields, stagecoach driver in Montana and will soon recreate Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Robin is a storyteller, performing and visual artist. Robin grew up on a small farm in Chardon, Ohio where she enjoyed listening to songs and wonderful stories. She has been writing and sharing stories all of her life. Robin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with minors in art and theater from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She has been telling stories professionally since 1992. Ms. Echols Cooper’s unique style takes you on an animated journey as she weaves tales from around the world. Her family stories bring you home. She has performed in a wide variety of venues. She presents creative specialized workshops in the art of story telling.
Her affiliations include Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland, Inc., The National Association of Black Storytellers, The Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Inc., and Western Reserve Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, Puppetry Guild of Northern Ohio.
Ms. Echols Cooper resides in Chardon, with her husband and three children.
Memorable Women In History Moments
“I was performing at Urbana College as Stagecoach Mary. When the narrator completed my introduction, I entered the room carrying a rifle and shouted, “Where is Junior? I’m looking for that scrawny polecat that owes me money. I gave a menacing look at a male student who looked like he could be a line backer on the football team and snarled “ . . .and you look just like him.” I will never forget the look on his face. For a moment I thought he might jump up and run from the room. I suppose I have to remember to tone down my acting in the future.”