Dr. May Edward Chinn The First African-American Woman Physician

Dr. May Edward Chinn (April 15, 1896 – December 1, 1980) was an African-American woman physician. She was the first African-American woman to graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College and the first African-American woman to intern at Harlem Hospital. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the…

Representative Espaillat Honors Legacy of Harlem Doctor May Edward Chinn, Pioneer Black Female Physician In NYC

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat honored Dr. May Edward Chinn by submitting a Congressional Record insert acknowledging her life’s work and legacy. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives.