This Women’s History Month, celebrate the accomplishments of these ten women’s sports and health pioneers
Rebecca Lee Crumpler, M.D.
First African American woman to become a physician
After earning her degree, Crumpler worked primarily with former slaves who could not receive medical attention elsewhere. She was as much a missionary as she was a doctor, and the impressive span of her career is expressed best by the 1883 publication of her Book of Medical Discourse, the first of its kind written by a black American.