Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Mama Mosaic Celebrates Black History Month; Lena Edwards- A pioneer in Obstetrics

February is Black History Month and here at The Mama Mosaic, we want to celebrate a pioneer in Obstetrics; Lena Edwards. Lena Frances Edwards(1900-1986) Graduated in 1924 from Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC. Lena was one of the first African American Women to become a board certified OBGYN. Lena had a long career in obstetrics and was known as an advocate for natural childbirth. In 1964 Lena was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lydon Johnson for her service and commitment to peace and helping the poor. Celebrate Black History and read more about Lena Edwards and others who changed the face of medicine on the NIH website:

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