VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: DR. ETHELENE CROCKETTadmin2020-02-10T15:19:37-05:00
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.