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  1. Sarah Garland Jones and Freedom’s First Generation

    August 3, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Facebook Live -

    Join Dr. Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander for this Facebook Live event as she profiles the exceptional Sarah Garland Boyd Jones, a woman who defied conventional expectations of gender and race in late 19th century Virginia. As the first African American woman licensed to practice medicine in Richmond, Virginia, Sarah Jones was a forerunner during an age of pioneers. Pious, moral, and imbued with nineteenth century notions of proper gender roles, Sarah was a nascent “race woman” who used the language of protest to advocate for the advancement of her community, women and men.

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