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 James McCune Smith
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Mon 1 Oct 21:29

Just read today that in 1837 the first African American to become a doctor, qualified at Glasgow University before heading back to the USA to set up two pharmacy practices.
He also became a strong abolitionist as slavery was still being practiced in the southern states. He also had a high degree of fluency in languages and was treated as an equal in Glasgow academia.
Interesting story.
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 Re: James McCune Smith
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 3 Oct 09:12

You might find this interesting then.

"Scots in the USA" - Jenni Calder

He also became a strong abolitionist as slavery was still being practiced in the southern states. He also had a high degree of fluency in languages and was treated as an equal in Glasgow academia.

There were African slaves who spoke Gaelic, owned by Scottish immigrants.

I'm currently reading the Kindle version.



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 Re: James McCune Smith
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 3 Oct 14:26

Thanks Veteran, this is an area of history I haven’t read much about. So will download and get reading.
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