Edith Irby Jones

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Edith Irby Jones (December 23, 1927 – July 15, 2019) was an American physician. She was born in Conway, Arkansas. Jones was the first African American to be accepted as a non-segregated student at the University of Arkansas Medical School. She was also the first black student to attend racially mixed classes in the American South.

Jones was the first woman president of the National Medical Association. She was added into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame.

Jones died at age 91 on July 15, 2019, in Houston, Texas.[1][2]

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  1. "Civil rights trailblazer remembered for advancing medicine in Houston". ABC13 Houston. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. Millar, Lindsey (16 July 2019). "Edith Irby Jones, who desegregated UAMS, dies". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 16 July 2019.