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Emma Wakefield LEH 64 Parishes Magazine

Emma Wakefield-Paillet,MD The first African American woman in Louisiana to earn a medical degree and practice medicine By Phebe Hayes To read the complete article click the link below. Emma Wakefield_LEH 64 Parishes Magazine

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Lettres d’amour: Uncovering History – ACADIANA PROFILE Phebe Hayes

Discovering the roles of African Americans in New Iberia’s (and Louisiana’s) past and healing the present and future After retiring from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2013 as Dean of the then-College of General Studies and Professor of Communicative Disorders, I assumed that my retirement years would be a period of extended leisure and relaxation. Instead, I discovered ...

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Symposium November 15-16 2019

The Iberia African American Historical Society Sponsors Historical Marker Acknowledging 75th Anniversary of Expulsion of Black Doctors and the NAACP in 1944: Two-Day Symposium and Dedication On November 15-16, 2019 The Iberia African American Historical Society (IAAHS) hosted a community-wide symposium in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the 1944 incident that resulted in the violent expulsion of all of ...

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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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