28 Days of Black History Month (February 7th)
Dr. Susan Maria Smith McKinney Steward (March 1847 – March 17, 1918) From Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York. Was the 1st African American Women to earn a Medical Degree in the State of New York in 1870. She Graduated as class valedictorian from the New York Medical College for Women. She was also the 3rd African American Women to become a Doctor in the country.
Dr Rebecca Crumpler (February 8, 1831 – March 9, 1895) 1st African American Woman Doctor.
Dr. Rebecca J. Cole 2nd African American Woman Doctor.
Many of her accomplishments and contributions to the medical field included founding the Women’s Hospital and Dispensary. She was an Musician as well, a trained organists and choirmaster at her church. She founded a local union for women as well the Equal Suffrage League both based in Brooklyn. Her Sister Sarah J. Garnet was also a very renowned African American Women. She was the 1st Female Principal of a New York City Public School of African American decent. She will be forever remembered for groundbreaking achievements, contributions to Men & Women of all colors and backgrounds.
While doing this series on Black History Month of African American Men & Women, we’ve also learned a lot. There are so many people to acknowledge and thank, Dr Susan S. McKinney is one of the many. Whenever i see the the accomplishments of the Men & Women i also think about the era in which they achieved their successes. Makes you want to reevaluate yourself and want to soar higher. Dr. McKinney we are honored and would simply like to say #Thankyou.