Dorothy Lavinia Brown

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African-American surgeon, teacher and politician

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According to Wikipedia, Dorothy Lavinia Brown , also known as "Dr. D.", was an African-American surgeon, legislator, and teacher. She was the first female surgeon of African-American ancestry from the Southeastern United States. She was also the first African American female to serve in the Tennessee General Assembly as she was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives. While serving in the House of Representatives, Brown fought for women's rights and for the rights of people of color.

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