African American Pioneers In Medicine

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African American Pioneers In Medicine
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In this combination exhibition and program at the Detroit Historical Museum, participants will learn about African American pioneers in medicine in Detroit and Michigan. Native Detroiter Dr. Anita Moncrease, who was the first African American to complete the Harvard/Commonwealth fund fellowship in Minority Health Policy, will share her exhibition. It chronicles the struggles and achievements black doctors faced to practice their profession. Then, descendants of Detroit’s pioneering black doctors, including Joseph Ferguson, James Ames, Albert Henry Johnson, and Charles Williams, will share their families’ stories. In addition, they will speak about the occupation and mortality rate of medical issues that plagued African American communities.

This program is jointly sponsored by the Black Historic Sites Committee and the Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Tracking Project.
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By: Black Historic Sites Committee