Apr. 19, 2019

Mini Black History Lesson James McCune Smith "Good Friday Salute"

James McCune Smith was born 206 years ago yesterday on April 18, 1803. His life was seemingly full of contradictions because although he was fought his entire adult life for the abolition of slavery. This black man's​ children all live in the shadows of an American society​ passing as white. Even in the 1860 census prior to his death in 1865, James McCune Smith himself​ was categorized as white. Today I am going to spend a 1/2 hour on the highlights​ and lowlights of this remarkable black intellectual as The Blackman Who​ Reads Aloud reads the facts on the life of James McCune Smith, the first medically licensed trained black physician in the United States.