THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Ethelene Crockett
1914 – 1978
“I want to remove all the roadblocks in the way of making women a vital part of health services.”
First black woman specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in Michigan. First woman to be president of the American Lung Association. Director of the Detroit Maternal Infant Care Project from 1967 – 1970. In 1972 led the fight to liberalize Michigan’s abortion laws.
Photo 1. Dr. Ethelene Crockett. Photo 2. President Carter meets with Christmas Seals Foundation members including Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop and Dr. Crockett.
More About Dr. Crockett:
- Hall of Fame selections made – November 8, 1988
- The Crockett’s – An Amazing Team – January 23, 1979
- Retirement is a Hard Job – November 28, 1978 Detroit Free Press
- Dr. Crockett at the Peak – February 27, 1972, For and About Women, Detroit Free Press
- Nine of Detroit’s Most Successful Women – May 2, 1971, Detroit Free Press
- Hall of Fame, Michigan Women Forward
- Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Distinguished Alumni Award, Jackson College
- Cited in Barbara Love’s Book – Feminists Who Changed America – page 103