White Descendants of First Black Physician Buy Tombstone for Unmarked Grave

White Descendants of First Black Physician Buy Tombstone for Unmarked Grave

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photo courtesy of Sun StarWhite descendants of the nation’s first professionally trained African-American doctor gathered in a cemetery on Sunday to dedicate a tombstone at the unmarked grave where he was buried in 1865.

Antoinette Martignoni, the 91-year-old great-granddaughter of James McCune Smith, learned recently of the family connection.

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