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Rebeca Davis Lee

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Transcript of Rebeca Davis Lee

Rebecca Davis Crumpler
By: Rhea Reichert
black history month report
THANK

REBECCA DAVIS CRUPLER
1831-1895
introduction
Rebecca was born in 1831 and raised by her aunt who cared for sick people in the village. Later on she would go on to become the first african american women to complete a doctors degree. She died in 1895 in Fairview, MA at the age of 64 years.
EARLY LIFE
Rebecca Davis Lee Crumpler was born in 1831 in Delaware to Absolum and Matilda Davis.
Rebecca was raised by her aunt who helped sick neighbors in Pennsylvania. She said that working with her aunt made her want to help people more.
In 1852 she move away to become a nurse.
SCHOOL AND CAREER
FAMILY LIFE
The same year she received her medical degree, Rebecca also married Arthur Crumpler.
After finishing her medical work she took a look at her old notes and decided to make a book called
BOOK OF MEDICAL DISCOURSES
to help women to take care of themselves and their children.

In 1852 Rebecca moved Charleston, Massachusetts where she was a nurse for 8 years.
In 1860 she was enrolled in the New England Female Medical College. It was very unusual that she got accepted at the college because schools at that time did not usually admit african american students.
Despite the staffs reluctance they awarded her a medical degree in 1864. Making her the first african american female to receive a doctor's degree.
CONTRIBUTIONS
Rebecca wrote the book called
BOOK OF MEDICAL DISCOURSES
to help women and their children.
She was the first african american women to become a doctor in the U.S.A.
YOU!!!
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