Eunice P. Shadd, subscription agent for “The New National Era”, before becoming 1st African-American woman graduate of Howard University of College of Medicine

In 1877, Eunice P. Shadd, younger sister of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, was the first African-American woman to confer a medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine. The first four women graduates were white.

Before earning her medical degree, Eunice was a subscription agent for The New National Era on campus.

Her older sister, Mary Ann, who would eventually earn her law degree from Howard University School of Law, was a contributor to the pages of the last of four papers that Frederick Douglass would have a hand in publishing after nearly fifteen years of work with The North Star, Frederick Douglass’ Weekly, and Douglass’ Monthly.


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