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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Dr. Alvin Blount, Jr.

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Medical surgeon Dr. Alvin Vincent Blount, Jr. was born on February 24, 1922, in Wake County, Raleigh, North Carolina. Blount received his B.A. degree in chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University in 1943, and his M.D. degree from Howard University Medical School in 1947. He served as the 8225th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital Unit's acting chief of surgery in Korea from 1951 to 1952, and was appointed chief of surgery for the 47th U.S. Army Combat Surgical Hospital in Southeast Asia. In 1957, Blount became North Carolina's first African American certified by the American College of Abdominal Surgeons. He was a litigant in the hospital desegregation suit Simkins v. Moses H. Cone Hospital, and became the first black surgeon at Cone Hospital. He served as L. Richardson Hospital's chief of surgery and as Guilford Health Care Center's medical director. He passed away on January 6, 2017 at the age of ninety-four.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
198 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Dr. Alvin Blount, Jr.
Dr. Alvin Blount, Jr.
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Greensboro, North Carolina 2013 May 5.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 17 min., 14 sec.)) : sound, color
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