Ella P. Stewart Collection

Ella P. Stewart

Ella P. Stewart Collection

Trailblazer. Icon. “The First Lady,” according to The Blade. The first African American woman licensed to practice pharmacy in the U.S., Ella P. Stewart and her husband opened Stewart's Pharmacy on Indiana Avenue in Toledo and operated it for over 20 years. Internationally recognized for her work in breaking down race and gender barriers and for her humanitarianism, Stewart, among other honors, served as president of the National Association of Colored Women and the Ohio Association of Colored Women, was appointed commissioner to UNESCO, and served as a vice president of the Pan-Pacific & Southeast Asia Women's Association. Paging through these newspaper clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks, printed materials and photographs from the 1920s to the mid-1980s, you think, “No wonder Ella Stewart was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame!”

Center for Archival Collections, MS 203
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