Ophelia C. Daniels
Ophelia Cope Daniels received her high school diploma from Johnson City's Langston High School in 1933 and her Bachelor's degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. She completed a Master’s Degree in 1947 at Tennessee Agricultural & Industrial State College, now known as Tennessee State University, in Nashville, TN. Her thesis, titled “Formative Years of Johnson City, Tennessee, 1885-1890: A Social History,” is a general history of Johnson City during the last two decades of the nineteenth century. The chapter entitled “Social and Cultural Activities” is noteworthy for its emphasis on the strides that African Americans in the city made during this time period.