Friday, February 17, 2012

Black History Month: Dr. George Cleveland Hall

Dr. George Cleveland Hall (1864-1930)
  • Pioneer in surgery and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board at Provident Hospital; Appointed Chief of Staff at Hospital in 1926
  • Leading Negro physician in Chicago, 1900-1930
  • Instrumental in the establishment of infirmaries throughout the south
  • Organized the first postgraduate course at Provident Hospital
  • Founded Cook County Physicians' Association of Chicago
  • Spirited fighter for Negro rights
  • Vice President of National Urban League and instrumental in getting it started in Chicago
  • Active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Helped to find interest in financial support of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History
    Revised 7/15/02

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