Wellness Wishers: Black Women Helping Us Live Healthier Lives

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  • Marvelyn Brown
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin
  • Harriet Washington
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown
  • Henrietta Lacks
  • Hilary Beard
  • Jeanette Jenkins
  • We Can Do It!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Jocelyn Elders
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney
  • Dr. Rachael Ross
  • Myra Adele Logan
  • Michelle Williams
  • Mamie Phipps Clark
  • Nicole Ari Parker
  • Dr. Michelle Gourdine
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler
  • K. Michelle

Harriet Washington 

In 2007, Washington dropped one of the most important books on medical racism — Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. This book gave an extensive peek inside the Tuskegee Experiments and the countless ways that doctors and researchers conducted numerous unethical surgeries and procedures against the Black body. 

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