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.
Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, Ph.D., is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Professor of History, and Director, Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University.
Sarah Garland Boyd Jones (née Sarah Garland Boyd; 1866 – May 11, 1905) Image Wikipedia