The other day, I asked the following question:
Do you know who was the first African American to hold a medical degree?
I also gave the following hints:
1) This individual was the first University trained African American.
2) This individual graduated at the top of their class while also being the only African American in their class.
3) This individual was an abolitionist, a writer and author.
For those of you who are wondering, it is Dr. James Mccune Smith.
If you guessed right, give yourself a pat on the back. 🙃
In addition to the accomplishments above, Dr. James Mccune Smith helped start the National Council for Colored People in 1853 and he was the only African American in the world (during his time) to run a successful pharmacy in Scotland.
When you get a moment, read a little bit more about him. His story is both amazing and inspiring.
Until next time…