"Nearly half of all black doctors practicing in the U.S. today are graduates of Meharry."
Join The Gist of Freedom as we discuss the history of Meharry College with historian, genealogist Chris Mitchell a daughter of a Meharry graduate!
Meharry Medical College, founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee, is the 2nd oldest medical school for African Americans in the nation. The college was established by the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Freedman’s Aid Society in 1876 when Samuel Meharry, a Scots-Irish immigrant salt trader who had been helped by a former enslaved family, gave a $15,000 donation in their honor. The Church and the Society used the donation to establish a program to provide medical training for former slaves.
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