[blak-wuh l, -wel]
- Antoinette Louisa (Brown),1825–1921, U.S. clergywoman, abolitionist, and women's-rights activist.
- Elizabeth,1821–1910, U.S. physician, born in England: first woman physician in the U.S.
- Henry Brown,1825?–1909, U.S. editor, abolitionist, and suffragist, born in England (husband of Lucy Stone).
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“I was actually on the phone with their customer service rep and he was very hesitant,” Blackwell said.Jack White Sets World Record for Fastest Record Release
April 22, 2014
But to Blackwell, Israel is a “paradise,” and he lives an ordinary teenage life.
Ben-Shahar (“Morning Star”) Blackwell was born and raised in Israel.
In any case, neither Steele nor Blackwell can exactly count on a huge African-American turnout to win the chairmanship.The Race to Run the GOP Gets Even More Ridiculous
Ana Marie Cox
January 6, 2009
Blackwell has dismissed the CD controversy, saying that it is a matter of "hyper-sensitivity."The 'Magic Negro' Debacle
December 29, 2008
The morning after Arthur's accident, he sent for Mr. Blackwell.
Mr. Blackwell, abashed and perplexed, returned to his companion.
He spoke to Beaufort as a man of the world—to Blackwell as a lawyer.
I gather from Blackwell that you will receive the widest discretion.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
Miss Blackwell, at the close, replied in behalf of both associations.
- British-born American physician who was the first woman to be awarded a medical doctorate in modern times (1849). In 1853 she founded an infirmary for women and children in New York City that her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), also a physician, directed (1869-1910) and built into an accredited medical school.
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- British-born American physician who was the first woman doctor in the United States. In 1851 she founded an infirmary for women and children in New York City that her sister Emily Blackwell (1826-1910), also a physician, directed. Emily Blackwell was the first woman doctor to perform major surgeries on a regular basis.
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