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Last January, after LOST BUXTON came out, I got the brilliant idea to start a blog – a blog filled with topics that intrigued me about Buxton. Topics other books hadn’t covered extensively. Topics that showed Buxton’s importance today. I’d planned to group all these topics in a series titled, “Beyond Lost Buxton: Exploring History […]

Hattie Hutchison, first African American woman to get pharmacy degree in Iowa

Hattie Hutchison: First Black Woman To Obtain A Pharmacy Degree In Iowa

In 1907, The Iowa State Bystander announced that Hattie Hutchison was the first African American woman to obtain a pharmacy degree in Iowa. A large photo of Hutchison accompanied the article. But despite this announcement—and her accomplishment—the details of her life remain a mystery. Early Years Hattie Hutchison was born in 1878 in Lancaster, MO. […]