Daniel Hale Williams was a surgeon. He was the 1st African-American cardiologist, and performed one of the first successful pericardium surgeries in the United States. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the United States.
●The Stevie Wonder song “Black Man” honors the achievements of Williams, amongst others.
●Tim Reid Plays Dr. Williams in Sister, Sister (TV series) season 5 episode 18 “I Have a Dream” (February 25, 1998)
●In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Daniel Hale Williams on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.
●He received honorary degrees from Howard and Willberforce Universities, was named a charter member of the American College of surgeons and was a member of the Chicago Surgical Society.
●A Pennsylvania State Historical Marker was placed at US 22 eastbound (Blair St., 300 block), Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania commemorating his accomplishments and marking his boyhood home
Sharing a moment in history: August 4, 1931: Daniel Hale Williams died of a stroke in Idlewild, Michigan.