Class/Lessons

African American Pioneers in Medicine

When: Sun., April 23, 1-4 p.m. 2017

In this combination exhibition and program at the Detroit Historical Museum, participants will learn about African American pioneers in medicine in Detroit and Michigan. Native Detroiter Dr. Anita Moncrease, who was the first African American to complete the Harvard/ Commonwealth fund fellowship in Minority Health Policy, will share her exhibition. It chronicles the struggles and achievements black doctors faced to practice their profession. Then, descendants of Detroit’s pioneering black doctors, including Joseph Ferguson, James Ames, Albert Henry Johnson, and Charles Williams, will share their families’ stories.