|My Mommy :-)
In honor of Black History Month, I’m sending a shout out to my mother. She was the first black female from the state of Mississippi to graduate from West Point (United States Military Academy), and also the second female graduate from the state. She is a true inspiration, and I am glad to be her daughter. She definitely set the bar high for me, and I hope to have some notable firsts in my lifetime!
Also, although February is recognized as black history month, do not let that be the only time you devote to recognizing the many accomplishments of African-Americans everywhere. I could write a post about a different person every day, and after a year I would still have many more posts to go. I am appreciative of all the African-Americans who paved the way for me, especially in medicine, and I hope that one day I can do the same for future generations.