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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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