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Sadie M. Alexander

First to earn a Ph.D. in Economics. She received it from the University of Pennsylvania in 1921.

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Jacquelyn BarrettIn 1992 she became the first Black Sheriff in the United States when she was elected to the Sheriff's department of Fulton Co., GA in November of 1992.Charee Harvey

Mary McLeod Bethune

First Black woman to establish a four-year accredited college and eventually established Bethune-Cookman College in 1904.

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Carol Mosley BraunThe first Black woman to be elected to the Senate. Originally from Chicago, IL., she was elected on Nov. 3, 1992.

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Dorothy Brown

In 1957, she became the first Black female member of the American College of Surgeons. She was originally from Nashville, TN.

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Dr. Alexa Canady

In 1975 she became the first Black female Neurosurgeon to complete her medical degree specializing in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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Rebecca Crumpher

First Black woman to receive a medical degree. She received it at New England Female Medical College in Boston on March 1, 1864.

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Dr. Jocelyn Elders

In 1993, she was confirmed by the Senate as the first Black Surgeon General of the United States. 

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Emeline Roberts Jones

Of Connecticut was the first Black woman to professionally practice Dentistry. She assisted her husband. Upon his death she went on to develop a sucessful Practice.

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Congresswoman

Barbara Jordan

In 1976 she became the first Black to deliver a keynote address at a Democratic National Convention.

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Sharon Pratt KellyThe first female Mayor of Washington, D. C.

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Elizabeth Duncan Koontz

First Black president of a "Seven Sister School" after being installed as president of Smith College in 1995.

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Mary Elizabeth Mahoney

In 1879 Ms. Mahoney became the first Black female to graduate from nursing school when she graduated from the New England Hospital for Women and Children in Boston.

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Mayor Carrie Saxon Perry

The first Black woman Mayor of a large city; Hartford Conneticut.

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Charlotte E. Ray (1850-1911)The first Black female Attorney. She was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in April of 1872 as a graduate of Howard University Law School.Charee Harvey

Ida Gray Nelson Rollins

Ms. Rollins was the first Black woman to recieve a degree in Denistry. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School in 1887.

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