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Photo: Greenwood Cultural Center

Dr. Andrew C. Jackson

BY http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467111287/Tulsas-Historic-Greenwood-District

Dr. Andrew C. Jackson, photographed around 1920, ranked among the premiere African American physicians of his day. Educated at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Jackson's prowess as a surgeon afforded him the rare opportunity to service both black and white patients. A teenage white boy murdered Dr. Jackson after the unarmed physician left his home in surrender during the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. NACCP Assistant Secretary Walter White reported in The Nation that Dr. Jackson had an estimated net worth of $100,000. Moreover, White pointed out that the Mayo brothers described Jackson as "the most able Negro surgeon in America" and that Dr. Jackson, a solid citizen, earned praise and admiration across racial lines.

As featured in "Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District" written by Hannibal Johnson and published by Arcadia Publishing, best known for its iconic "Images of America" series, which chronicles the history of small towns and downtowns across the country.