Edith Irby Jones (1927 - 2019)

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Service Information
Lying in State
Friday, Jul. 26, 2019
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Rose Chapel @ Mabrie Memorial Mortuary
5000 Almeda Road
Houston, TX
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Friday, Jul. 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
500 Clay Street
Houston, TX
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Saturday, Jul. 27, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Jul. 27, 2019
11:00 AM
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
500 Clay Street
Houston, TX
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Monday, Jul. 29, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Union Missionary Baptist Church
219 Gulpha St.
Hot Springs, AR
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Edith Irby Jones (Facebook/UAMS)
Edith Irby Jones was the first African American to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School in 1952. She was also the first African American to graduate from a Southern medical school. She was able to pay the tuition with contributions from friends, much of it in nickels and dimes. She opened a practice in Houston where she worked to provide medical care for people in need. While she was subjected to discrimination in the area when she attended medical school, she said that her white classmates supported her, eating with her at a segregated table in the University dining room and standing with her on buses when blacks were forced to give up seats to white passengers.

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