130-year-old Harvard Law Review elects its first black woman president, ImeIme Umana
The Harvard Law Review in it’s 130 years of existence had never elected a black woman as president. But ImeIme Umana has changed that history!
First African American woman to hold post Of Harvard Law Review President
Ms. Umana talks of her race and gender. She talk of the black women that in recent years died after encounters with law enforcement, she said;
When ask why it take so long to elect a black woman?
Ms. Umana said that the lag reflects a wide gulf between black women and law school. And also that in the law profession minorities have historically been underrepresented.
However, she hope to represent the marginalized women. “I can’t help but think of the multitude of young black women who will never be anywhere near such an amount of privilege,” she said.
she is dedicating her tenure to those women, especially those who had died.
“I’m especially humbled,” she said, “to serve as the first black woman president of the law review because of them.”
Some of Ms. Umana’s goals as president of the review are to recruit a different set of editors, publish a diverse group of authors, also to basically get out of the editors’ way.
After graduation, She has also lined up a clerkship for next year with Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. And afterword, planing to becoming a public defender.
Ava Roberts (23) is right now the youngest first African-American female doctor in the world! Though word of this accomplishment has regrettably been minimal, French site Pelea reports that “after a gifted childhood, Roberts quickly excelled through medical school and became a force to be reckoned with as the youngest African-American female doctor.” Such an amazing young age, considering how long doctors go to school?! Must have been a child prodigy! You go girl! Such a great role model to young women everywhere! for being the youngest African-American female doctor.
The First Black Doctor In History James McCune Smith
The first black doctor in history was James McCune Smith. He couldn’t go to medical school in New York, so James McCune Smith went to Scotland for his degree and returned home to treat the city’s poor.
The degree he earned in 1837 made him the nation’s first professionally trained African-American doctor. He set up a medical practice in lower Manhattan and became the resident physician at an orphanage and was the first African-American to own and operate a pharmacy in the United States.