Black History: Rudolph Fisher

Rudolph Fisher was a physician, orator, music arranger, and writer during the Harlem Renaissance. His first short story, “City of Refuge,” which depicted the clashes between the newly arrived southern African Americans and Harlem’s black society, was published by the Atlantic Monthly in 1925. His second novel, The Conjure Man Dies, published in 1932, is still considered to be the …

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Black History: Edward R Bradley

Edward R Bradley became the first black co-editor of “Sixty Minutes”, a weekly news magazine on CBS-TV. His previous assignments included principal correspondent for “CBS Report,” CBS News White House correspondent, anchor of the “CBS Sunday Night News,” and reports broadcaster on “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite.” He is a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Cheyney State …

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Black History: Nathan Francis Mossell

Nathan Francis Mossell (1856-1946) was the first African American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He established the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School, which was the first African American hospital in Philadelphia. In addition to being the first African American member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society, Mossell was the co-founder of the Philadelphia …

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