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Dr. Walker in uniform
The only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor - the US military’s highest decoration - was a genderqueer Civil War surgeon named Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.Walker was a suffragist, a veteran and POW, and a talented doctor who challenged convention in…

Dr. Walker in men's dress, standing.
PART II. In 1865 Pres. Andrew Johnson awarded Dr. Mary Walker the Medal of Honor. Dr. Walker wore the medal pinned to her suit coat every day for the rest of her life. In 1917, her medal was rescinded along w/those of 911 men, for want of direct…

DC City Hall interior LOC.jpg
Have you heard about the time Frederick Douglass, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and Belva Lockwood all occupied the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections?  #DCStatehood Thread  It’s April 14, 1871. DC’s first city-wide election was less…

Belva Lockwood and Mary Edwards Walker c 1912.jpg
Belva Lockwood and Dr. Mary Edwards Walker
circa 1912
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