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Dr. Sharon Malone

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Peach
Favorite Food:
Shrimp Creole
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos
Favorite Quote:
There Are No Accidents In The Universe.

Birthplace

Born:
1/30/1959
Birth Location:
Mobile, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Obstetrician and Gynecologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Peach
Favorite Food:
Shrimp Creole
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Turks and Caicos
Favorite Quote:
There Are No Accidents In The Universe.

Birthplace

Born:
1/30/1959
Birth Location:
Mobile
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Biography

Obstetrician, gynecologist and public figure Sharon Malone was born in 1959 in Mobile, Alabama to a domestic servant and a maintenance worker for Brookley Air Force Base. Malone is the youngest of eight siblings and the sister of Vivian Malone Jones, who, in 1963, became one of the first African American students to enroll at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 1981, Malone received her B.A. degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Upon graduation, she pursued a career as a systems engineer with the IBM Corporation, but soon decided to attend medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she earned her M.D. degree in 1988. That same year, Malone moved to Washington, D.C. to complete her medical residency at George Washington University. Then, in 1992, she went into private practice with the renowned Foxhall OB/GYN in Washington, D.C. Malone has also served as an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University, and presented the 2012 PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name, which charts the violent transition in 1865 from chattel slavery to forced prison labor.

Malone serves on the boards of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. She also serves on the regional panel for the selection of White House Fellows Program and was appointed to the selection committee for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction awarded by the University of Alabama School of Law. In addition, Malone has consistently been voted one of Washingtonian magazine’s “Best Doctors.”

Malone is married to Eric Holder, the first African American Attorney General of the United States. They live in Washington, D.C. with their three children, Maya, Brooke, and Eric III.

Sharon Malone was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 23, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Dr. Sharon Malone's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her maternal ancestor, William J. Edwards, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her maternal ancestor, William J. Edwards, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone lists her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her light complexion
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her experiences at a black Catholic school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her early awareness of color discrimination
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her sister's admission to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her sister's first day at the University of Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her sister's experiences at the University of Alabama
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her home life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone remembers her early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her family's holiday celebrations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her early personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes the sights, smells and sounds of her childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her mother's employment
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls the death of her mother
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone remembers living with her sister after her mother's death
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls living with her brother in Dallas, Texas
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone remembers returning to her father's home in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her experiences at W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her experiences at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her decision to transfer to Harvard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her preparation for college
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her experiences at Harvard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her early aspirations to become a doctor
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about majoring in psychology at Harvard University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her first job in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls her decision to attend the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her experiences at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes her experiences at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone remembers moving to Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone recalls the start of her relationship with Eric H. Holder, Jr.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about balancing her family and career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Dr. Sharon Malone remembers raising her children
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her social life in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her medical practice, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her focus on patient care
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her medical practice, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone reflects upon her medical career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about the changes in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about the challenges of practicing medicine
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about medical malpractice lawsuits
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her husband's appointment as U.S. attorney general, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her husband's appointment as U.S. attorney general, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Dr. Sharon Malone describes the challenges of her husband's role as U.S. attorney general
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about coping with having a public life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone reflects upon the Obama administration
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about the book 'Slavery By Another Name'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about her paternal uncle
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about the post-Reconstruction era
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Dr. Sharon Malone talks about researching her genealogy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Dr. Sharon Malone reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Dr. Sharon Malone reflects upon the legacy of her generation
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Dr. Sharon Malone narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Dr. Sharon Malone narrates her photographs, pt. 2