Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones ; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States . Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues such as drug legalization and distributing contraception in schools. [1] She was forced to resign in December 1994 amidst controversy as a result of her views. She is currently a professor emerita of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences .

Even though Elders was a pediatric endocrinologist and a professor at one of the nation's top medical schools, she was not immune from racism in the workplace. "Some people in the American Medical Association, a certain group of them, didn't even know that I was a physician. And they were passing a resolution to say that from now on every Surgeon General must be a physician--which was a knock at me....They don't expect a black female to have accomplished what I have and to have done the things that I have." [5]

During an interview, she was asked if she related to Shirley Chisholm's statement about feeling more oppressed as a woman than as an African American, she replied saying, "I am who I am because I'm a black woman". [6] Elders was able to be the voice for the African American community and speak on poverty and its role in teenage pregnancy, which is a major issue within the community. Poor African American teenage mothers are "captive to a slavery the 13th Amendment did not anticipate'', [7] which is a major reason why she stressed the importance of teaching sex education in public schools.

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Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born Minnie Lee Jones ; August 13, 1933) is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States . Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues such as drug legalization and distributing contraception in schools. [1] She was forced to resign in December 1994 amidst controversy as a result of her views. She is currently a professor emerita of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences .

Even though Elders was a pediatric endocrinologist and a professor at one of the nation's top medical schools, she was not immune from racism in the workplace. "Some people in the American Medical Association, a certain group of them, didn't even know that I was a physician. And they were passing a resolution to say that from now on every Surgeon General must be a physician--which was a knock at me....They don't expect a black female to have accomplished what I have and to have done the things that I have." [5]

During an interview, she was asked if she related to Shirley Chisholm's statement about feeling more oppressed as a woman than as an African American, she replied saying, "I am who I am because I'm a black woman". [6] Elders was able to be the voice for the African American community and speak on poverty and its role in teenage pregnancy, which is a major issue within the community. Poor African American teenage mothers are "captive to a slavery the 13th Amendment did not anticipate'', [7] which is a major reason why she stressed the importance of teaching sex education in public schools.

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