Repost from @museumofcityny using @RepostRegramApp - As the first black woman in New York to receive a medical degree—and only the third woman nationwide—Dr. Susan Smith McKinney-Steward was definitely a 19th-century rebel woman. Among many accomplishments, she opened her own medical offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan and was politically active in the city, helping to found the Equal Suffrage League in Brooklyn and the Women's Loyal Union, New York's leading black women's club. So notable were here achievements that civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois delivered her eulogy in 1918 at Green-Wood Cemetery. Learn more about her story in #RebelWomenNY, now on view.
Dr. Susan Maria Smith McKinney Steward, Physician., 1870. Courtesy of Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. .
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