Arkansas Week

A Moment in Arkansas Black History: Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Clip: Season 40 | 1m 30s | Video has closed captioning.

After losing a sister to typhoid fever, suffering from rheumatic fever herself and noticing the lack of access to medical care, Edith Irby Jones was motivated to pursue a career as a medical doctor. Learn how she became a medical pioneer, the first African American to attend and graduate from University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS).

Aired: 03/03/22

Rating: NR

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Arkansas Week is a local public television program presented by Arkansas PBS.