Mothers of Gynecology: Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey

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A new statue was unveiled this week in Montgomery, Alabama, called "Mothers of Gynecology."  It is a replacement for a statue of Dr. J. Marion Sims, the so-called "Father of Modern Gynecology," which had previously been removed.

The new statue represents three of the dozen enslaved women Dr. Sims used for his medical experiments, the three whose first names are known.

Dr. Sims has a Wikitree profile, but as far as I can tell, none of these women do.  I would love to create profiles for them, but I don't know enough about them, or enough about naming conventions for slaves, to even begin.

Anyone want to take on adding these new profiles?

WikiTree profile: James Sims
in Genealogy Help by Sandra DeTora G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
edited by Sandra DeTora

I found a Wikipedia article for Anarcha:

Would it help to add a tag for the U.S. Black Heritage Project?
Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Sandra. I haven't heard about this part of history. US Black Heritage has picked up management of Anarcha as a notable. I'll go ahead and create the other two based on our conventions of slaves with only a first name.
Thank you so much for taking on these profiles. These women deserve recognition and I knew I couldn't do them justice.
They definitely deserve recognition!

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