Speaker's Bureau

Dr. Matilda Evans: South Carolina’s Medical Pioneer 

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Born four years after the end of slavery, Matilda Arabella Evans, who grew up on a family farm in eastern Aiken County, South Carolina, was the first African American and first woman in licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina and an advocate for improved health care for African Americans, including children. Matilda’schildhood experiences, educational background, religious faith, innovative practices, and her undying love for humanity, propelled her to become a remarkable figure in expanding healthcare access for African American and White families in South Carolina, especially during the era of racial segregation in the South.

The presentation explores Matilda remarkable journey from childhood to medical practice. This compelling sto will captivate readers on Matilda’s journey of resiliency and purposeful living that made her one of South Carolina’s compelling historical figures and sheroes.

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