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Vision, Courage, Compassion: Black Physical Therapists Who Transformed the Profession

Photos courtesy of American Physical Therapy Association Archive. From left: Lynda Woodruff, Vilma Evans, Arnold Bell, Thelma Brown Pendleton, Mary McKinney Edmonds, and Leon Anderson.

For this Black History Month, we dug into APTA's Archive to take a look back at some truly ground-breaking African American physical therapists who achieved greatness despite obstacles, transforming the profession along the way. Now deceased, they offer us all examples to strive for as individuals and as a profession, urging us to keep "moving forward" and challenge the status quo.

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