James Durham born in 1762 was the first recognized Black physician in the United States. Despite His Skill & Flourishing Practice, This Doctor Was Shut Down & Disappeared In After the laws changed to restrict unschooled doctors - despite his success.
Joycelyn Elders, the first person in the state of Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology, was the sixteenth Surgeon General of the United States, the first African American and only the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service.
Patricia Bath (1942 - ) Born in Harlem, New York, on November 4, 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1973.
Lester Blackwell Granger launched his career as a high school teacher and a social worker. In 1952, he became the first Black man to serve as president of the National Conference of Social Work.
Kenneth Carleton Frazier (born December 17, 1954) is an American business executive. Frazier is the first African-American to lead a major pharmaceutical company.
Estelle Massey Osborne, the FIRST Black nurse in the U. to earn a Master's degree in nursing.
Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show
Day at the Races
FCS Golf Classic
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