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UTMB opened first state-funded hospital for African-Americans in Texas in 1902 - The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 22, 2014

UTMB opened first state-funded hospital for African-Americans in Texas in 1902

Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:10 am

GALVESTON — Mahatma Ghandi once said “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”

This occurred in 1902 when a philanthropist, a university and a community came together to open the first state-subsidized hospital for African-Americans in Texas.

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