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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dr. Mildred Jefferson.

Author: Mildred Jefferson; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Surgeon Mildred Fay Jefferson was born on April 4, 1926 in Pittsburg, Texas. She attended schools in East Texas and entered Harvard Medical School in 1947 after receiving her B.A degree summa cum laude from Texas College in Tyler, Texas. She earned her M.S. degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Jefferson became the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School in 1951. She  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Mildred Jefferson; Mildred Jefferson
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mildred Jefferson; Robert Hayden; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518483
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Robert Hayden, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Boston, Massachusetts
2006 April 5.
Description: 1 online resource (5 video files (2 hr., 28 min., 14 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Dr. Mildred Jefferson
Dr. Mildred Jefferson

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Surgeon Mildred Fay Jefferson was born on April 4, 1926 in Pittsburg, Texas. She attended schools in East Texas and entered Harvard Medical School in 1947 after receiving her B.A degree summa cum laude from Texas College in Tyler, Texas. She earned her M.S. degree from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. Jefferson became the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School in 1951. She was the first woman surgical intern at Boston City Hospital and the first woman admitted to membership in Boston Surgical Society. After her Harvard graduation, Jefferson was hired as a general surgeon with Boston University Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Boston University Medical School. Jefferson was past president of Value of Life Committee of Massachusetts. She was active with the American Life League and Americans United for Life Legal Defense Fund. Jefferson passed away on October 18, 2010 at age 84.

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