TMA to Host Legislative Open House

Leaders to Visit TMA's Exhibit of Texas’ Pioneering African-American Physicians

• WHAT: Texas Medical Association (TMA) Open House and Legislative Reception by Texas Legislative Black Caucus to view “Courage and Determination — A Portrait of Pioneering African-American Physicians in Texas.” This groundbreaking exhibit in the TMA History of Medicine Gallery tells the stories of more than 60 African-American physicians from all regions of the state. It highlights the medical societies they founded, the hospitals they formed, and the public health issues they fought.

• WHEN: Monday, Feb. 28, 5-6:30 pm

• WHERE: TMA building, 401 W. 15th St., TMA History of Medicine Gallery, First Floor

• WHO: TMA Board of Trustees Chair Carolyn A. Evans, MD; invited members of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus; Rep. Garnet Coleman, son of John Brady Coleman, MD, the first African-American physician named to the Texas A&M Board of Regents; Edith Irby Jones, MD, who in 1948 was the first African-American student to integrate a medical school in the Jim Crow South; and Edna Nixon McIver, daughter of Lawrence Nixon, MD, who in 1927 won a case before the U.S. Supreme Court for voting rights.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing 45,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans. 

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