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Aaron McDuffie Moore: An African American Physician, Educator, and Founder of Durham's Black Wall Street

Blake Hill-Saya

Abstract

Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863–1923) was born in rural Columbus County in eastern North Carolina at the close of the Civil War. Defying the odds stacked against an African American of this era, he pursued an education, alternating between work on the family farm and attending school. Moore originally dreamed of becoming an educator and attended notable teacher training schools in the state. But later, while at Shaw University, he followed another passion and entered Leonard Medical School. Dr. Moore graduated with honors in 1888 and became the first practicing African American physician in the cit ... More

Keywords: Aaron McDuffie Moore (1863–1923), African American, Education, Physician, Hayti (neighborhood), NC, Black Wall Street, Jim Crow Era, Reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469655857
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655857.001.0001

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Blake Hill-Saya, author

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