Celebrating Black Pioneers of Medicine

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History instituted an annual celebration and recognition of Black history in 1926.The observance began as a national weeklong event. By the 1960s, it had evolved into a monthlong commemoration. Despite its lengthy past, Black History Month only became formally recognized in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.President Ford said of the occasion, “Seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”Black Americans have had, and continue toRead More

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