Dr. Lena Edwards, born September 17, 1900 in Washington, D.C. is recognized as one of the nation's first black female physicians. Trained as an obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Edwards is also noted as a community activist, educator and medical volunteer among migrant workers. Until her death, she continued to be active on numerous boards and volunteered her time in New Jersey to provide the elderly with health care.
Staff, MSRC, "EDWARDS, Lena" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 69.