"Tom Ward takes us behind the Jim Crow wall in this comprehensive andmoving study of African-American physicians. . . . Vicitmized by the white medical establishment as well as the larger southern society, the black doctor was at the same time a person of influence and relative wealth inside his own community. In exploring these apparent contradictions, Ward tells us much about race and class in twentieth-century America."
--John Dittmer, author of
Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi (Illinois, 1995)
About the Author
Thomas J. Ward Jr. is an assistant professor of history at Rockhurst University. He was the writer and co-producer of Mississippi Voices: A Trip through the Twentieth Century, a public radio program, and was an assistant editor for the Mississippi Oral History Project.