Film, Video Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine

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Title
Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine
Summary
The remarkable life of Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, who spent his childhood in Jim Crow southern Georgia in the 1930s, became a physician, went on to found the Morehouse School of Medicine and was appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, is recounted in his new book, "Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine".
Event Date
February 24, 2016
Notes
-  At the age of five, Louis Sullivan told his mother that he wanted to be a doctor. At the time, schools in Blakely, Georgia, were segregated, so his parents sent him to Savannah and later to Atlanta for his education. After graduating from Morehouse College, he attended medical school at Boston University, where he was the sole African American in his class. Several years later, the dean at Morehouse asked him to found a medical school there. During that time, Sullivan developed a relationship with George H.W. Bush, who appointed him Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he served from 1989-1993.
Related Resources
Center for the Book: http://www.read.gov/cfb/
Running Time
1 hours, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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