Rebecca Lee Crumpler, 1831-1895

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Voices of the Civil War Episode 25: "Rebecca Lee Crumpler"

On February 24, 1864, Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler overcame prejudices and severe constraints to become the first African American woman in the United States to earn a medical degree. During and after the Civil War, she cared for freed African Americans who would otherwise have had no access to medical care.

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