Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee

Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee

Physician

Dr. Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee was a physician who tirelessly worked to make healthcare more equitable for African-Americans. After she graduated top of her class, she could not find any positions at Massachusetts hospitals due to discrimination, so she moved to Washington D.C. to become an obstetrician at Howard University Hospital. In 1925, she established the Southeast Neighborhood House to give black communities greater access to healthcare. At the time of the Great Depression, Ferebee served as the voluntary medical director of the Mississippi Health Project, providing equitable healthcare to all state residents.

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