Hamilton E. Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were the first two African-American students admitted to the University of Georgia. Holmes was the first African-American student to attend the Emory University School of Medicine. He went on to become a professor of orthopedics and Associate Dean at the school.
On February 19, Marshalyn Yeargin Allsopp, MD, FAAP was honored to present the Emory University School of Medicine’s 16th annual Hamilton Homes Memorial Lecture. She spoke on racial disparities and its long term impact on development. Dr. Yeargin was the first African-American female to attend Emory University School of Medicine.