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Dr. James McCune Smith was the first African American physician with a medical degree to hold practice in the U.S. The pioneering doctor dispelled common misconceptions about race, intelligence and medicine.

Dr. James McCune Smith was the first African American physician with a medical degree to hold practice in the U.S. The pioneering doctor dispelled common misconceptions about race, intelligence and medicine.

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A Long History of Health Disparities

Black Americans still recovering from wrongful past

The United States is still recovering from a lack of healthcare access for African Americans and lack of opportunities for black medical professionals.