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Author Ridlon, Florence, 1946-

Title A black physician's struggle for civil rights : Edward C. Mazique, M.D. / Florence Ridlon
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2005]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 391 pages) : illustrations
Series Sixties--primary documents and personal narratives, 1960-1974.
Contents A country boy -- Shedding the shackles of Natchez -- The nation's capital-a city of inconsistencies -- Being a doctor is not enough -- The battle continues -- A year at the helm -- Health care for all -- Battles on the home front -- The turmoil of the sixties -- City of hope, city of despair -- Continuing challenges and new honors
Summary "This biography traces the career of an African American physician and civil rights advocate, Edward Craig Mazique (1911-1987), from the poverty and discrimination of Natchez, Mississippi, to his status as a prominent physician in Washington, D.C. Florence Ridlon relates how Dr. Mazique's grandfather went from being a slave to becoming one of the largest landowners in Adams County, Mississippi. This story of one man's accomplishments, in spite of many opposing forces, is also a chapter in the struggle of African Americans to achieve equality in the twentieth century."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-381) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mazique, Edward Craig, 1911-1987.
African American physicians -- Biography.
Health services accessibility -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Minorities -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Right to health -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans.
Civil Rights -- history.
History, 20th Century.
United States.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004023086
ISBN 0826333419 (electronic bk.)
9780826333414 (electronic bk.)