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     Milestones In Black History: Day 8

February 8, 2016
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Dr. A.T. Augusta

 

Today G98.7FM celebrates the achievements of Dr. Alexander Thomas Augusta, a surgeon, professor of medicine, and veteran of the American Civil War.

 

In 1863, he became the United States Army’s first African-American physician and also the first black hospital administrator in U.S. history.

 

He is also recognized as being the first black physician in Canada, remaining in Toronto to establish his medical practice after obtaining his medical degree Trinity College of the University of Toronto in 1850.


 

Image/Source: Wikipedia.com

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