Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century (MP3 CD)

Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century By Jasmine Brown, Wanda Rush (Read by) Cover Image

Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century (MP3 CD)

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No real account of black women physicians in the US exists, and what little mention is made of these women in existing histories is often insubstantial or incorrect. In this extensively researched work, Jasmine Brown offers a rich new perspective, penning the stories of nine pioneering black women physicians beginning in 1860, when a black woman first entered medical school. Included are the stories of the following women: -Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, who graduated from medical school only fourteen months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and provided care for the newly freed slaves who had been neglected and exploited by the medical system. -Dr. Edith Irby Jones, the first African American to attend a previously white-only medical school in the Jim Crow South. Still, Dr. Irby Jones persisted and graduated, going on to inspire other black women to pursue medicine such as... -Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who, after meeting Dr. Irby Jones, changed her career ambitions from becoming a Dillard's salesclerk to becoming a doctor. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed her the US surgeon general, making her the first African American and second woman to hold this position. Brown tells the stories of these doctors from the perspective of a black woman in medicine. What she uncovers about these women's struggles, their need to work twice as hard and be twice as good, and their ultimate success serves as instruction and inspiration for new generations considering a career in medicine or science.
Product Details ISBN: 9781666625530
ISBN-10: 1666625531
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Language: English