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Wed, 02.24.1864

First Black woman doctor graduates

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

*On this date in 1864 the first Black woman attained a Medical Degree.

Rebecca Lee Crumpler graduated from the New England Female Medical College on this date. Crumpler worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.

Reference:
Traces of a Stream: Literacy and Social Change Among African American Women
By Jacqueline Jones Royster
University of Pittsburgh Press
Copyright April 2000
ISBN 0-822957256

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