Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, Alabama’s first female physician.
Halle was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.  She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute.  Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test.  When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.  
Halle was responsible for the health of 450 students at Tuskegee.  She also taught classes, established a nursing school, and founded a clinic for local residents.  Halle left Tuskegee in 1894 when she remarried and moved with her husband to Allen University in South Carolina.  The couple had three sons before Halle died from childbirth complications in 1901 at the age of 36.

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson, Alabama’s first female physician.

Halle was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.  She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute.  Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test.  When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any race licensed by the state of Alabama.  

Halle was responsible for the health of 450 students at Tuskegee.  She also taught classes, established a nursing school, and founded a clinic for local residents.  Halle left Tuskegee in 1894 when she remarried and moved with her husband to Allen University in South Carolina.  The couple had three sons before Halle died from childbirth complications in 1901 at the age of 36.