Aaron McDuffie Moore : an African American physician, educator, and founder of Durham's black Wall Street / Blake Hill-Saya ; with a foreword by U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield and an afterword by C. Eileen Watts Welch.

By: Hill-Saya, Blake [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469655871; 146965587X; 9781469655864; 1469655861Subject(s): Moore, A. M. (Aaron McDuffie), 1863-1923 | Moore, A. M. (Aaron McDuffie), 1863-1923 | Moore, A. M. (Aaron McDuffie), 1863-1923 | African American physicians -- North Carolina -- Durham -- Biography | African American businesspeople -- North Carolina -- Durham -- Biography | African American civic leaders -- North Carolina -- Durham -- Biography | Hayti (Durham, N.C.) -- History -- 20th century | Physicians | African Americans | North Carolina | African American businesspeople | African American civic leaders | African American physicians | North Carolina -- Durham | North Carolina -- Durham -- Hayti | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural HeritageGenre/Form: Biography. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Aaron McDuffie Moore.DDC classification: 610.89/96073092 LOC classification: R154.M725 | H55 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: "Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) was born in rural Columbus County in eastern North Carolina at the close of the Civil War. Defying the odds stacked against an African American of this era, he pursued an education, alternating between work on the family farm and attending school. Moore originally dreamed of becoming an educator and attended notable teacher training schools in the state. But later, while at Shaw University, he followed another passion and entered Leonard Medical School. Dr. Moore graduated with honors in 1888 and became the first practicing African American physician in the city of Durham, North Carolina. He went on to establish the Durham Drug Company and the Durham Colored Library; spearhead and run Lincoln Hospital, the city's first secular, freestanding African American hospital; cofound North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; help launch Rosenwald schools for African American children statewide; and foster the development of Durham's Hayti community. His legacy can still be seen on the city streets and country backroads today, and an examination of his life provides key insights into the history of Durham, the state, and the nation during Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow Era"-- Provided by publisher.
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"Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863-1923) was born in rural Columbus County in eastern North Carolina at the close of the Civil War. Defying the odds stacked against an African American of this era, he pursued an education, alternating between work on the family farm and attending school. Moore originally dreamed of becoming an educator and attended notable teacher training schools in the state. But later, while at Shaw University, he followed another passion and entered Leonard Medical School. Dr. Moore graduated with honors in 1888 and became the first practicing African American physician in the city of Durham, North Carolina. He went on to establish the Durham Drug Company and the Durham Colored Library; spearhead and run Lincoln Hospital, the city's first secular, freestanding African American hospital; cofound North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company; help launch Rosenwald schools for African American children statewide; and foster the development of Durham's Hayti community. His legacy can still be seen on the city streets and country backroads today, and an examination of his life provides key insights into the history of Durham, the state, and the nation during Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow Era"-- Provided by publisher.

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Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863--1923) was the first practicing African American physician in Durham, North Carolina. Hill-Saya is Moore's great-great granddaughter, and in this richly woven biographical narrative she seamlessly interlaces information from primary source archives, relevant secondary sources, and selected oral history interviews. As Hill-Saya's research reveals, Moore was fully devoted to his medical career but also to a variety of significant social, political, civic, and economic causes that made him a lasting influence in Durham. The author provides a detailed picture of African American life, education, and culture in the South during and after Reconstruction. Historians of medicine will find that Moore's life provides a unique look at the daily work of a minority physician in the late 19th century. Moore's handwritten daily visiting book offers a glimpse into the health challenges he encountered in the community he served. Hill-Saya includes carefully selected archival photographs that illustrate Moore's story. Including a complete bibliography of all sources, this biography of Moore stands out among other significant historical works on African American healthcare providers, for example, Wilbur Watson's Against the Odds: Blacks in the Profession of Medicine in the United States (CH, Jun'99, 36-5728). Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; professionals; general readers. --Jodi S. Jameson, University of Toledo

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Blake Hill-Saya is a classical musician and creative writer living in Los Angeles. G. K. Butterfield is a U.S. Representative representing the 1st District of North Carolina, which stretches from Durham to Elizabeth City. C. Eileen Watts Welch is the president and CEO of Durham Colored Library, Inc.

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