Muhammad Ali brushes a tear from his eye as he congratulates his sister-in-law Sandra Pickett Ali, on her graduation from nursing school in Chicago Oct. 3, 1966. Her husband, Ali's brother, Rahaman, smiles happily at the commencement exercises. UPI
In 1893, Chicago surgeon Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, in what would become both a significant medical advancement, and a huge step in the fight for equality, since Williams was one of the nation's few black cardiologists at the time.
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First year demonstration class, Illinois Training School for Nurses, Cook County Hospital, 1896, Chicago
Provident Hospital and Training School was the first African American owned hospital in the United States. The hospital was opened because a young black woProvident Hospital and Training School was the first African American owned hospital in the United States. The hospital was opened because a young black woman who was aspiring to become a nurse was turned down for admission to all Chicago’s nursing schools because of her race. After seeing what was happening, her brother, the Rev. Louis…