This former slave was the 1st Black woman to recieve a MD in Georgia

Published On July 20, 2015 | By scook | Amazing black women, Extraordinary women, Health, The latest posts, Uncategorized, video

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier was a former slave who did the impossible during the 1800’s—she was the first Black woman licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia.

Dr. Grier was born in North Carolina during the height of the Civil War.

She went on to college with the intentions of becoming a school teacher, but quickly changed her mind when she saw that there was a need to serve her community in the medicinal capacity.

She said, “When I saw colored women doing all the work in cases of accouchement … or, childbirth and all the fee going to some white doctor who merely looked on, I asked myself why should I not get the fee myself.”

In this brief clip, we learn more about this remarkable woman.  She certainly did break down doors for us in the medical community.

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