In her 40s, Remond moved to Florence and entered medical school, practicing medicine in Florence for about 20 years.
Today, more than a century after her death, a woman who shattered barriers of race and gender in a life of service, has been remembered in a cemetery across the ocean.
“I feel as if in a small way we’ve righted a wrong,” said Mayo. “It’s just not right that a woman of such tremendous caliber and achievement should go without notice. ... I (also) hope we can do something in Salem.”
Tom Dalton can be reached at email@example.com.