BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Black History Month began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. We’re closing out the month with highlighting the dental dreamers who have changed the world and who are changing the world for the future.
After being turned down by 3 dental schools, Dr. Robert Tanner Freeman graduated in 1869 from Harvard’s School of Dentistry becoming the nation’s first African American dentist. Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins, a former seamstress, became the first African American female dentist in 1890.
Celebrating Black History Month: Trailblazers in Dentistry, www.ada.org/en/publications/new-dentist-news/2020-archive/february/celebrating-black-history-month-trailblazers-in-dentistry.