- Surgeon and Scientist.
- Medical director in charge of collecting and drying blood plasma to be used for transfusions on the battlefield during World War 11.
- Organizer and first director of the American Red Cross Blood Bank in New York City.
- Work in blood plasma banks served as a model for the system of blood banks throughout the world.
- Died April 1, 1950, in Burlington, North Carolina.
WHO WAS THIS BLACK PIONEER IN MEDICINE & SCIENCE?
WHO AM I?
Political and civil rights leader. Born on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. I joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Ruleville, Mississippi. In 1962, I became the SNCC field secretary and a registered voter in 1963, and helped start the Delta Ministry, an extensive community development program; helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
I became the first African-American woman along with Victoria Gray and Annie Devine to ever sit, although temporarily on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. I founded the Freedom Farms Corporation, a nonprofit venture to help needy families to raise food and livestock. I died on March 14, 1977, in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.
Who was this African-American Political and Civil Rights Leader?