Ava Roberts Becomes Youngest Female Black Doctor
Ava Roberts (23) just became the youngest African-American female doctor in the world! While news of this accomplishment has unfortunately 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.
Interesting Facts: The first black doctor in history was James McCune Smith, who received his medical degree in 1837 and was the first African-American to own and operate a pharmacy in the United States. In 1864, Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African-American woman to receive a medical degree.