Rebecca Lee Crumpler
Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman doctor of the United States. Understanding and learning science at that academic level is hard, but this woman of science had to deal with much more than that. In 1864, America was an extremely racist and white supremacist country. She was not even allowed to get her education there, and instead went to England. Present day, 2020, there is still much racism in North America today regarding people of colour - especially in high academia, like science. Hopefully in the future with education and reform, everyone will be able to have the same opportunities and learning experience presented. No one should have to feel the massive push back that Dr. Crumpler felt because of the colour of their skin.