VIVIEN T. THOMAS (assisted Hopkins' surgery chief, Alfred Blalock in 1944, successfully operated on the heart of a 9-pound child called a "blue baby", was believed cardiac surgery was impossible, stationed on a stool at the right shoulder of surgeon who guided him through the procedure, prejudice has kept his role unacknowledged until now)
In Detroit, this very day marks the beginning of a violent, race-fueled riot that lasted for days and left dozens dead and countless others injured. Of the persons killed, 25 were African American and 17 of that group were struck down by police officers. Unity, Love, Peace.~AHS http://newsone.com/2605677/detroit-race-riot-1943/ ( these men are actually assisting as other photos of the same group illustrate. )
Dr. Jane Wright became professor of surgery, head of the cancer chemotherapy department, and associate dean at New York Medical College, and the highest ranked African American woman at a nationally recognized medical institution.
The African-American Suffragists History Forgot by Lynn Yaeger [T]hough we may have vague notions of the American women who fought so heroically for the ballot on this side of the Atlantic, they are, in our minds, in our imaginations, in the photographs and first-person narratives that have come down to us, uniformly white people.[Read Lynn Yaeger’s Vogue.com article in its entirety here.]