Caroline Still Anderson

Dr. Caroline Still Anderson

Physician

Dr. Caroline Still Anderson was a physician considered the “second Harriet Tubman” because of her interest in education and improving the social and political conditions for other African-Americans. She completed high school at age fifteen and joined Oberlin College as the only Black student in her class. After the death of her first husband, she pursued and earned her medical degree. Dr. Still became a medical professional for African American families and a social reformer for those in Philadelphia. Today, she is recognized as one of the first African American female doctors in the state of Pennsylvania. She served as a leader, doctor and activist to many Americans, and her civic duties are forever honored.

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