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Bessie Louise Moses

(1893 - 1965)

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Moses founded the Bureau of Contraceptive Advice in 1927, the first birth control clinic in Baltimore and taught both white and African-American doctors in contraception strategies and gynecological medicine. In 1950, she and Margaret Sanger were the joint winners of the Lasker Foundation Award in Planned Parenthood, the first women to win the award. This award made her much in demand as a lecturer in women's educational institutions throughout the country.


Sources: Jewish Women's Archive