New recognition for first black U.S. doctor with medical degree

My lede:

The New York City burial site of the nation’s first black medical degree-holder received a new headstone — one provided by his white descendants in a recent public ceremony.

Dr. James McCune Smith received his medical degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 1837, forced to go overseas for his education due to U.S. colleges’ racist admissions policies. Historians say the training provided at European medical schools at that time was, ironically, superior to that offered in the U.S.

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