In this special episode, Allison Anderson - a UH graduate student in U.S. history - tells the story of five African American female physicians who served the Third Ward community. This episode also provides the history of the Houston Negro Hospital (now Riverside General), which was established on June 19th, 1926, as the first non-profit hospital for black Houstonians.
This episode was researched and recorded by Allison Anderson for the Center for Public History at the University of Houston.
For more on African American Doctors of Houston, please check out the exhibit "To Bear Fruit For Our Race" through the UH Center for Public History. https://www.uh.edu/class/ctr-public-history/tobearfruit/
To listen to the entire interview with Dr. Edith Irby Jones, see the Oral Histories from the Houston History Project through UH Libraries. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/670/show/1518
For the history of the Houston Negro Hospital-Riverside General, see the special archival collection through UH Libraries. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hnh
To Learn More:
Emmett J. 1915. “Efficiency.” In The Red Book of Houston: A Compendium of Social, Professional, Religious, Educational, and industrial Interest of Houston’s Colored Population. Houston, Texas: Sotex Publishers.
"Learn About the History of Third Ward, Houston." Texas Happens.
Zaveri, Mihir and Cindy George. 2018. "Harris County Agrees to Buy Closed Riverside Hospital in Third Ward." Houston Chronicle.
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