On this day in 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first black woman to graduate from medical school in the U.S.

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Feb. 24, 1864: Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)