Eliza Ann Grier was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina back in 1864 to George and Emily. Moving to Nashville, Tennessee she studied teaching at Fisk University. She continued her education at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania attending from 1890 to 1897.
After graduation, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. After just four years of private practice she fell ill and had to close her practice in 1901. She moved to Albany, Georgia where she died in 1902, she was 38.
What you may not know about Eliza is that she was the first African-American woman licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia