Donald Thornton was a ditchdigger who wanted more for his six daughters. "I love you better than I love life," he assured his children. "But I'm not always gonna be around to look after you, and no man's gonna come along and offer to take care of you, because you ain't light-skinned. That's why you gotta be able to look after yourselves. And for that you gotta be smart."
Something To Prove picks up where her national bestselling memoir, The Ditchdigger’s Daughters left off. In this sequel, Dr. Thornton chronicles her life as a wife, mother and a full-time practicing obstetrician in an academic medical center becoming the first African-American woman in the country to be double-Board Certified in obstetrics, gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.
"Something to Prove"