Mildred Fay Jefferson (1926-2010) was the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Texas University at age 16, then earned her MS from Tufts University. A Republican, she changed Ronald Reagan's stance on abortion from pro-choice to pro-life. He wrote to her in a letter, "You have made it irrefutably clear that an abortion is the taking of a human life, I am grateful to you." How wonderful!