Sen. Kamala Harris and 5 Other Notable Alpha Kappa Alpha Members

Sen. Kamala Harris & 5 Other Notable Alpha Kappa Alpha Members
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Dorothy Ferebee, M.D.

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Ferebee was a obstetrician who advocated for women’s health care and racial equality. She attended Tufts University College of Medicine in 1924 and went on to work at Howard University’s medical school.

The physician spoke openly about the sexism and racism she faced during her time in medical school, where she was one of five women in a 137-person class, telling Carolyn Lewis in Hard Work Can Topple the Barriers, “We women were always the last to get assignments in amphitheaters and clinics. And I? I was the last of the last because not only was I a woman, but a Negro, too.”

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