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21-YEAR-OLD MAKES HISTORY AS YOUNGEST BLACK WOMAN GRADUATE OF MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE

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21-YEAR-OLD MAKES HISTORY AS YOUNGEST BLACK WOMAN GRADUATE OF MEHARRY MEDICAL COLLEGE

by BOTWC Staff via https://www.becauseofthemwecan.com/

She is a legacy Meharry Medical student!

A 21-year-old has made history as the youngest Black woman graduate of Meharry Medical College, The Grio reports.

Ever since Zindzi Thompson was a young girl, she knew she wanted to become a doctor, her parents Samuel and Machelle Thompson doing all they could to support their daughter’s dream.

“She’s wanted to be a doctor since she was 3-years-old and we saw that she was a little bit different starting at three. So since she was three she’s worked towards this goal,” Machelle told reporters.

A key component of that support was ensuring Thompson got the best education possible. At just 13-years-old, the South Carolina native enrolled in college at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, one of only 20 women selected to earn a bachelor’s degree through a gifted program. While her parents were elated, having their young teen daughter move five hours away from…

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