Fighting for Freedom on Both Sides of the American Revolution

Alan Gilbert, University of Denver political scientist and anti-racist activist, is the author of Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence, one of the few works that examines the free and enslaved blacks who joined the American Patriots and the … Read MoreFighting for Freedom on Both Sides of the American Revolution

Henry McKee Minton (1870-1946)

Henry McKee Minton was an African American pharmacist and physician who helped found the first African American fraternity, Sigma Pi Phi, commonly known as The Boulé. Minton also founded the second black medical institution in Philadelphia, Mercy Hospital (now Mercy-Douglass Hospital). Minton was born on … Read MoreHenry McKee Minton (1870-1946)

African Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era

Most Americans are now familiar with the contribution of nearly 300,000 black soldiers and sailors to the Union cause during the U.S. Civil War.  Less well known is the role of a dedicated group of black doctors and nurses in uniform who worked diligently to … Read MoreAfrican Americans in Medicine in the Civil War Era