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Michael Zhang

was born in New York, New York, to Trinidadian immigrants, John and Hilda Fenwick. Her father was a landlord who managed several properties located in Harlem and the Bronx.

Fenwick attended Barnard College in New York, where she graduated in 1953 with a degree in history. Upon graduation, Fenwick attended Harvard Law School. She was one of only a handful of women in her class since the law school began admitting women only in 1950 just three years prior to Fenwick s arrival While women were now admitted to the institution they were not necessarily made to feel welcome For many years women served as targets for their male peers and professors Notoriously a monthly event known as Ladies Day involved professors calling on female students in class with the intention to publicly embarrass and humiliate the respondents Fenwick also recollected an instance during her time at Harvard Law ...


Jose Luis Colon

was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on 21 September 1886. He was the son of Jesús “Chuchú” Figueroa, a laborer, and Gregoria Carreras, a homemaker. Reared in a politically minded family, Figueroa began his political life in 1900, when he was only 14, through his participation in activities organized by the Federal Party, which supported self-rule for the island. In 1906 Figueroa left Puerto Rico for Cuba, where he earned a doctorate in medicine in 1910 from the University of Havana. In 1922 he relocated to Spain to pursue a specialization in obstetrics at the Madrid Provincial Hospital Two years later he became a gynecologist and the director of the Maternity Hospital in San Juan as well as a distinguished member of the Puerto Rico Medical Association The young physician then began study at the University of Puerto Rico Law School where he was awarded his ...


Connie L. McNeely

physician and civil rights activist, was born in Marshall, Texas, the son of Charles Nixon, chief steward of a private railroad car owned by the general manager of what was then the Texas and Pacific Railroad. When the private car was moved in 1886, the Nixon family followed it to New Orleans, where Charles Nixon was able to send his four children to private school, providing them with a better education than was available in the substandard public schools reserved for black children. When the family returned to Marshall in 1892, Lawrence's schooling continued through Wiley College, the oldest historically black college west of the Mississippi River, where he completed his undergraduate education.

Nixon worked at various jobs while obtaining his education, but began to fulfill his true professional dreams in 1902 when he entered Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee Earning his medical degree ...