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Aaron McDuffie Moore

First Black medical doctor of Durham, N.C

Died when: 59 years 235 days (715 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Aaron McDuffie Moore

Aaron McDuffie Moore, M.D. (September 6, 1863 – April 29, 1923) was the first Black medical doctor of Durham, North Carolina, USA, and a prominent leader in the African-American community based in the part of the city known as Hayti.

He is best known for founding the Lincoln Hospital, a medical facility that served Negro patients during a time of racial segregation.

Moore was also instrumental to the incorporation of North Carolina Mutual Life Company, which became the largest black-owned business in the country, and the improvement of North Carolina's rural school education.

Through philanthropic works and business enterprises, Dr.Moore played a significant role in improving the standard of living of African Americans in Durham.

He also overcame racial discrimination, bridging the White and Black communities in Durham in addition to improving its healthcare and economy.


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