New Monument Honors 'Mothers of Gynecology'

Ain image of Michelle Browder standing in what appear to be train doors. She is a Black woman with naturally curly hair wearing red glasses. She has on a black shirt and pants and colorful sweater. “Michelle Browder” by ChinMarshall/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

While J. Marion Sims is often touted as “the father of gynecology,” this art installation, created by Michelle Browder, honors Anarcha, Betsey, Lucy and other unnamed enslaved women who suffered for years as Sims’ experimental subjects as he performed painful surgeries on them without anesthesia, pain relief or consent.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mothers-of-gynecology-monument-honors-enslaved-women-180980064/