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Dr. Bebe Ross Coker

Director

Black Heritage Educational Theater Group

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Black Heritage Educational Theater Group

Background Information

Employment History

Activist

Wilmington

Co-Director

Delaware Black Heritage Educational Theater Group

Affiliations

Longstanding Member
Sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Active Member
Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church

Board Member
Community Education Building Corporation

Member
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority , Inc.

Board of Directors, the Grand Opera House Restoration Committee, the Wilmington Black Theater Ensemble, the Black Heritage Educational Theater Group, Circle of Caring Ministry Group
Christina

Education

Delaware State University

Morgan State University

Stanton High School

Web References (46 Total References)


Board of Directors - Community Education Building

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Bebe moved to Delaware, her adopted home, in 1960 after having graduated from Morgan State (College) University and worked in the area of human and social services for the State of Delaware. She later served as the trainer for new social services employees before being recruited by the federal government to provide training in the region for Social Security programs in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. At the request of Governor Pierre S. du Pont, Bebe became the corporate/community relations liaison for the then Governor's pioneer Jobs for Delaware Graduates program, moving later to the Washington, D.C. area to provide training for the Jobs for Americas' Graduates program.

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Bebe Coker, after retirement, provided diversity training for employees of the Defense Logistics Agency, Region 3.
She is the proud mother of U.S. Navy Capt. Laurie Coker Reid, RN, Uniform Health Services/CDC, Dr. Joan F. Coker, Head and Neck Surgeon, Wilmington, DE; and, Julie Coker, Sr. Vice President, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Convention Division. Her passion is for excellence in learning for all children in general and African American children in particular. Bebe Coker holds the distinction of having been the first Delaware playwright to produce and perform an original musical (Mo' Tea Miss Anne?) at the Du Pont Playhouse. She is also among the first recipients of the Jefferson Award for Public Service. Some of her volunteer efforts are with the Christina Cultural Arts Center, the Startup Africa projects (digging fresh water wells in Kenya, et al), the Board of the new Moyer Academy, the Advisory Council of the Heritage Center for the Delaware Historical Society, the Black Heritage Educational/Theater Group (Director), August Quarterly 2013 Anniversary Committee, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Strong Neighborhoods Project at the United Way, and the Muriel Gilman Women of Action group, to name a few. Bebe is a longstanding member of the Sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and an active member of the Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church.


Board of Directors | Community Education Building

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Bebe moved to Delaware, her adopted home, in 1960 after having graduated from Morgan State (College) University and worked in the area of human and social services for the State of Delaware. She later served as the trainer for new social services employees before being recruited by the federal government to provide training in the region for Social Security programs in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. At the request of Governor Pierre S. du Pont, Bebe became the corporate/community relations liaison for the then Governor's pioneer Jobs for Delaware Graduates program, moving later to the Washington, D.C. area to provide training for the Jobs for Americas' Graduates program.

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Bebe Coker, after retirement, provided diversity training for employees of the Defense Logistics Agency, Region 3.
She is the proud mother of U.S. Navy Capt. Laurie Coker Reid, RN, Uniform Health Services/CDC, Dr. Joan F. Coker, Head and Neck Surgeon, Wilmington, DE; and, Julie Coker, Sr. Vice President, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, Convention Division. Her passion is for excellence in learning for all children in general and African American children in particular. Bebe Coker holds the distinction of having been the first Delaware playwright to produce and perform an original musical (Mo' Tea Miss Anne?) at the Du Pont Playhouse. She is also among the first recipients of the Jefferson Award for Public Service. Some of her volunteer efforts are with the Christina Cultural Arts Center, the Startup Africa projects (digging fresh water wells in Kenya, et al), the Board of the new Moyer Academy, the Advisory Council of the Heritage Center for the Delaware Historical Society, the Black Heritage Educational/Theater Group (Director), August Quarterly 2013 Anniversary Committee, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Strong Neighborhoods Project at the United Way, and the Muriel Gilman Women of Action group, to name a few. Bebe is a longstanding member of the Sisterhood of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and an active member of the Cornerstone Fellowship Baptist Church.


Bebe Coker was born in ...

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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.


Bebe Ross Coker, Executive ...

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Bebe Ross Coker, Executive Director of the Black Heritage Education & Theater Group, was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Delaware State University on December 13, 2014. Ms. Coker is pictured with her daughters Laurie Coker Reid, RN and Dr. Joan F. Coker.


It’s Showtime! An Evening of Entertainment! | Fresh Start Scholarship

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This year's honorary chairs are Priscilla Rakestraw, development director at Ministry of Caring, and Bebe Coker, executive director of the Black Heritage Theater Group.

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Priscilla and Bebe will be joined by two of our recent graduates, Bonita Penn (B.S. Psychology & Nursing, Delaware State), and Shannon Watson (BS Criminal Justice Wilmington University), who will share their remarkable stories with us.

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