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Verina Harris Morton Jones

1865 - 1943

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Verina Harris Morton Jones was an African American physician, suffragist and clubwoman. Following her graduation from the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1888 she was the first woman licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi. She then moved to Brooklyn where she co-founded and led the Lincoln Settlement House. Jones was involved with numerous civic and activist organizations and was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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