| EDUCATION FOR MEDICAL BLACK PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS
SOURCE :Duke University, American Black History Archives
|Pre-1865: Medical schools were closed to Negroes in the south and to a lesser degree in the north.Because of the color line in medicine, the first few Negro physicians received their medical degrees abroad.
A few older medical schools in the east admitted some Negroes; namely, Harvard, Yale, and Pennsylvania.
In the Midwest, Indiana, Northwestern, and Michigan accepted some Negro medical students.
1847: First Negro medical student graduated from a northern medical school — David J. Peck
(Rush Medical School, Chicago).
1849: Bowdoin Medical School in Maine awarded medical degrees to John V. De Grasse
and Thomas J. White.
1858: Berkshire Medical School in Massachusetts awarded two medical degrees to Negroes.