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Historic Marker Honors Dr. Emma Wakefield-Paillet

IAAHS Board of Directors (pictured with New Orleans chef and supporter, Carolyn Shelton, yellow jacket) in front of the newly installed state marker honoring Dr. Wakefield-Paillet. (Photo credit: Lee Ball) 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 ...

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