Historically dark skinned black woman promotion has not always been in our favor. Many of us have seen the stereotypical images promoted far more than those promoted here on DDS Magazine; however the misrepresentation of us didn’t just begin a few days ago, our images have been tainted for generations by American society causing some of our prominent and monumental figures in black American women history to be overlooked or less revered. This is a commemoration to you!
Barbara Ross Lee was the first black woman osteopathic physician to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. Barbara was a trailblazer during her work as the dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, revamping the course of study and creating a blueprint for an innovative women’s curriculum.
She has received numerous accolades for her contributions to osteopathic medicine, served as an advisor on several prestigious committees such as, the Governor’s Minority Health Advisory in Michigan and the U.S . Public Health Service. Her scholarship has been orated in lecture halls across the country including scholarly publications; she is also the sister of Diana Ross, lead singer of The Supremes. Your mark will forever be ingrained in black history!