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Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander

  • [On being first black woman to earn a PhD in economics and first black woman admitted to Pennsylvania bar:] I never looked for anybody to hold the door open for me. I knew well that the only way I could get that door open was to knock it down: because I knocked all of them down.

    • Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander,
    • interview, Black Women Oral History Project ()

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, U.S. academic, lawyer, economist

(1898 - 1989)