Dr Cornelius Nathaniel Garland

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G In 1903, Dr. Garland brought his medical skills and surgical training to Boston, passing the state board exam with high honors. However, he found Boston’s hospitals, including the largest, Boston City Hospital, would not train Black medical and nursing students. Concerned not only with aiding the sick and poor, Read more about Dr Cornelius Nathaniel Garland[…]

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Dr. Warmoth Thomas Gibbs

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G A graduate of Harvard, a celebrated war veteran, and the President Emeritus of NC A&T, Dr. Gibbs lifted the Aggies to full academic accreditation and national recognition. He presided over the historic role played by the university and its students in advancing the cause of civil and human rights Read more about Dr. Warmoth Thomas Gibbs[…]

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Dr. Robert Percy Barnes

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G A Phi Beta Kappa scholar at Amherst College, he became the first Black professor to join their faculty. As Harvard’s first Black Ph.D. in chemistry, he returned to Washington to head the chemistry department at Howard. He mentored many of the Black chemistry students who would later earn doctorates. Read more about Dr. Robert Percy Barnes[…]

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Dr. Theophilus Elijah McKinney Jr.

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G A foremost authority on international law and diplomacy, he received three degrees from the prestigious Fletcher School, becoming the first Black Ph.D. from Tufts University. A pioneer for government funding and social equality in higher education, he author of over 125 books and scholarly articles, served on countless boards, Read more about Dr. Theophilus Elijah McKinney Jr.[…]

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Dr. Gordon Blaine Hancock

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G Dr. Hancock, a prominent leader against all forms of segregation, stood as a leading spokesman for equality in the generation before the civil rights movement. As an activist, he reached broad audiences on the subjects of school-desegregation, voter-registration, and antipoverty through his ministry, in countless speeches, and in a Read more about Dr. Gordon Blaine Hancock[…]

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Dr. William Montague Cobb

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G Dr. Cobb, the first Black Ph.D. in anthropology, applied his research to challenge the false theories of racial inferiority espoused by leading physicians, naturalists and anthropologists, who promoted myths of racial hierarchies and the biological inferiority of the darker races. He wielded science as a formidable tool in the Read more about Dr. William Montague Cobb[…]

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Dr. Roscoe Lewis Mckinney

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G The First Black Ph.D. in Anatomy, Dr. McKinney established the department at Howard University, serving as chair and vice dean of the College of Medicine. A graduate of Bates College, Sigma Xi honor society member, and Fulbright fellow, for more than 50 years McKinney taught and lectured around the Read more about Dr. Roscoe Lewis Mckinney[…]

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Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G Born in Liberia, the grandson of enslaved Americans who had purchased their freedom and emigrated to Africa, Dr. Fuller became known for his seminal work on Alzheimer’s disease and the biological causes of disorders such as schizophrenia and manic depressive psychosis (bipolar disorder). Fuller’s lasting importance to the field Read more about Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller[…]

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Dr. Cyril Fitzgerald Atkins

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G Immigrating from humble origins, the Barbadian scholar rose to prominence as the second coming of George Washington Carver by revolutionizing the paper making process. He began life in America working on a steamship in 1917 to fund his education. Even after graduating from Tufts College, and earning his master’s Read more about Dr. Cyril Fitzgerald Atkins[…]

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Robert McCants Andrews, Esq.

By Brother David L. Carl 1-93-G      A pioneer in law, Andrews established himself as one of the first successful Black attorneys to practice in the early twentieth century. Born in South Carolina in 1891, and initiated into Alpha Chapter, he graduated from Howard University in 1915. He then matriculated to Harvard Law School where Read more about Robert McCants Andrews, Esq.[…]

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