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Fort Worth Flashback: Display recounts early African-American doctors’ contributions

Posted April 30, 2012

The Fort Worth Library is celebrating the rich history and significant contributions of African-Americans in North Texas. A collection of photos of early African-American physicians who overcame Jim Crow laws and other discriminatory practices to improve the lives of their families, patients and communities is now on display in the West Wing.

The exhibit, Hidden in History: African American Doctors in Fort Worth, shares the stories of Dr. Riley Ransom, Dr. C. W. Flint, Dr. George Munchus, Dr. Elisha P. Murchinson and many others who paved the way for other African-American doctors.

Hidden in History: African American Doctors in Fort Worth runs through June 25 in the west ing of the Central Library.

An advertisement for the Ethel Ransom Memorial Hospital, which was located on East First Street

Dr. C.W. Flint

The family of Dr. C. W. Flint

Dr. Elisha P. Murchinson Sr. and his son, E.P. Murchison Jr.

Ransom Drug Store

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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