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Historic Marker Honors Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet

The Iberia African American Historical Society erected a state historical marker in honor of New Iberia native, Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet, the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in Louisiana (1897) and to practice medicine in the state. The marker was installed November 3, 2018 in the heart of the historical district of New Iberia, LA on Main Street ...

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