From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Harris, Albert B.

(born: 1925) 

Harris was the first African American gynecologist licensed in Kentucky; he was also the first to serve at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and on the State Council on Higher Education. In the 1970s, President Lyndon Johnson appointed him to investigate how the Hill-Burton hospitals in Louisville were being integrated. For more see A Legendary Vision: the history of Jewish Hospital, by B. Zingman and B. L. Anster.


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NKAA Source: A Legendary vision: the history of Jewish Hospital

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