Josephine Riley Matthews


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  • ''I was supposed to retire when I was seventy-two years old, but I was seventy-seven when I retired. On my seventy-sixth birthday a lady had triplets. It was quite a birthday present.''
    Josephine Riley Matthews (b. 1897), African American midwife. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). A licensed midwife in South Ca...
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