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Politics and War

Rediscovering the Life and Legacy of James McCune Smith

5 Minutes 51 Seconds

Born in New York in 1813, James McCune Smith became the first university-trained African-American physician in the United States. But he was also an abolitionist who worked with Frederick Douglass and other prominent Americans of his day to fight against slavery.

Creative: Tronvig Group