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Here’s a key event that happened on this day brought to you by Black Facts

 

1864 – First Black Woman to receive an M.D.

2/24/1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was born in 1833. She worked from 1852-1860 as a nurse in Massachusetts.

 

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