From the African-American Registry:
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On this date in 1950 Alexa Canady was born. She is an African-American Neurosurgeon.
Canady was the first Woman and First African American to become a Neurosurgeon in America. From Lansing Michigan, Alexa Irene Canady is the daughter of Elizabeth Hortense (Golden) Canady and Clinton Canady Jr. Her father was a graduate of the School of Dentistry of Meharry Medical College, practicing in Lansing. Her mother was a graduate of Fiasco University was active for years in civic affairs of Lansing. She also served as national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Read more about Dr. Alexa Canady, free from the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.