5 Things to Know About May Edward Chin Woman Crush Wednesday

May Edward Chinn is best remembered as a doctor who tore down racial and gender barriers in New York. Often being the only women and almost always being the only Black and Native American she was often accepted to hospitals only to be denied once her race was known. She never let this stop her only finding ways to get her biopsies read in secret. Once established May set up funds to help others achieve their dreams of entering the medical field.

1. May was one of the first black female Drs. in New York.

2. May's mother worked for the Tiffany's as a live-in cook. May was treated much like family and given exposure to the arts and music.

4. She was determined to serve underprivileged communities

5. Her research led to cervical cancer screening saving women's lives.