12 Black Women You Should Know // Harriet A. Washington

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Harriet A. Washington is an American writer. She is the author of the book Medical Apartheid, which won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. Washington was Health and Science editor of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. In 1990, she was awarded the New Horizons Traveling Fellowship by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. subsequently worked as a Page One editor at USA Today newspaper, before winning a fellowship from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 1997, she won a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University, and in 2002 was named a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.
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