Dr. Artesia Gilbert Wilkerson

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Dr. Artesia (sometimes spelled Arteshia or Articia) Gilbert Wilkerson (c1868-1904) of Louisville graduated from the Kentucky Normal and Theological Institute (later Simmons) in 1882, her BA in 1889 and earned a medical degree in 1893 from Louisville National Medical School. She participated in many different clubs, taking leadership roles in many of them. She was a founding member of the Red Cross Association to support the African American hospital in Louisville. Image supplied by Dr. Carol Mattingly, Professor Emerita of English at the University of Louisville.