Yesterday, January 31, 2014, marked the 149th anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution - the constitutional amendment that formally abolished slavery 2 years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation declaring the end of that dehumanizing race-based institution. It still took several additional constitutional amendments and years of fighting against discriminatory practices to get where we are today.
Just as last February my blog focused on the accomplishments of blacks in medicine (see archives), the tradition will continue. But I will lead off the series with one of my favorite black female physicians -
Dr. Vivian Pinn.
~One drop of knowledge can ripple through an entire community