Here is the grave of Susan McKinney-Steward at Green-Wood Cemetery. Why is this under “health”? Because she was the third African-American woman to earn a medical degree, and the first in New York State.


19 thoughts on “Health

  1. What this woman must have endured during her 72 years of life is hard to imagine, what with the obstacles of being a black woman entering a white man’s profession. The credit to her is so deserving, so thanks for keeping her legacy alive by showing us this.

  2. Amazing to think of a woman physician in those days…what a strong woman she must’ve been (in character). Love the photo with the other stones in the background instead of just a shot of this stone’s face.

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