MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Engraving of James McCune Smith

Dr. James McCune Smith was the first licensed African American doctor in the country. This portrait was created by Patrick Reason, a friend and fellow student at the African Free School.

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division/The New York Public Library

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI