Dr. Eliza Ann Grier: Rising to the Occasion!

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Hello History Lovers,
This will be a short post indeed, but I just wanted to include this wonderful documentary about one of our early medical pioneers — Dr. Eliza Ann Grier.

Dr. Grier was and is truly an inspiration. She began her life as a slave, and when emancipation came, she immediately set out to better herself. She thought to go into the profession that most African Americans dreamed of: teaching. However, seeing white physicians taking all the money for the procedures that African American midwives and medical personnel were actually performing made her aspire for more. Watch the video to find out more.

In the meantime, I promise I’ll return to this page and add more information on this inspirational woman each time I find it.

Until then, best wishes and happy inspirations,
Rita Lorraine

This video originally posted on https:// www.youtube. com/watch ?v=c- qsG1GekkI

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