Health

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.

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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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