Not only was James McCune Smith (April 18, 1813 – November 17, 1865) the first African American doctor, he was also a civil rights advocate.  He wrote articles, both medical and political, to abolish the stereotypes that African Americans faced.  He often worked with Frederick Douglass, on many projects, to bring equality to African Americans including…

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