Wellness Wishers: Black Women Helping Us Live Healthier Lives

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  • 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
  • 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

Myra Adele Logan 

In 1943, Logan became the first female surgeon to perform open-heart surgery in the U.S. Her later work in conducting research around antibiotics, breast cancer and X-rays made a huge impact in the medical field. After retirement, Logan became an outspoken advocate for Planned Parenthood and the NAACP. 

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