In honor of Black History Month, I have posted a daily fact about Nashvillians who played a role in black history on Urban Threads' Twitter and Facebook pages. Check out today's black history fact below!
1947 marked the opening of Nashville’s first integrated medical clinic. Located at 706 Church St., a Jewish Nashvillian named Lawrence Grossman decided to combat the decline in medical treatment of African Americans by establishing an office on the third floor of the downtown Doctor’s Building. He received the inkling to do so after servicing black troops during World War II. By 1958, Grossman led to the integration of the Nashville Academy of Medicine once elected as president over the academy.
To find out more information about Lawrence Grossman's legacy and activism, visit these links:
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