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Dr. James Derham: The First Recognized Black Physician in the U.S.

James Derham is recognized as being the first Black physician in the United States. Born a slave in Philadelphia, Derham was owned by several doctors. In he ended up living in New Orleans

Dr. James McCune Smith, America’s first Black physician

James McCune Smith, America’s first Black physician

I am at once a physician, a citizen and a woman, and I am not willing to stand aside and allow this concept of expendable human lives to turn this great land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the perfect, the privileged and the planned have the right to live. - Dr. Mildred Jefferson (1926-2010) The first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School

Dr Mildred Jefferson The first black privileged and the planned have the right to live to graduate from Harvard Medical School

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Why Dr.  Rebecca Lee Crumpler, First Black Female Physician And Medical Writer, Was Born To Practice

Rebecca Lee Crumpler, First Black Female Physician And Medical Writer, Was Born To Practice

Black Then | Dr. Miles V. Lynk: First Black Physician to Practice in Madison County, Tennessee

Black Then is a site devoted to discovering the real truth about African American history and culture.

During the 1840s, prior to the gold rush, William Leidesdorff engaged in trade and real estate. He built San Francisco’s first hotel and was the city’s first treasurer. Leidesdorff was born in St. Croix in the Danish Virgin Island. He was the son of a Danish planter and African woman. As he became o...During the 1840s, prior to the gold rush, William Leidesdorff engaged in trade and real estate. He built San Francisco’s first hotel and was the city’s first treasurer. Leidesdorff was born in…

During the prior to the gold rush, William Leidesdorff engaged in trade and real estate. He built San Francisco’s first hotel and was the city’s.

Looking Black On Today In 1893, Daniel Hale Williams Performed The World’s First Successful Heart Surgery

Looking Black On Today In Daniel Hale Williams Performed The World& First Successful Heart Surgery

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