From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Watson, Carl W.

(born: 1937) 

Dr. Carl Watson was the first African American admitted to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency and graduated in 1964. His obstetrics and gynecology practice is in California. Watson is also a graduate of the old Dunbar High School in Lexington, KY. Sources: Kenutcky Alumni, fall 2010, v.81, issue 3, p.15; and E. A. Jasmin and A. Etmans, "Black UK graduates to honor school's 'Waymakers' of '60s," Lexington Herald-Leader, 10/01/1993, City/State section, p.B3.

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NKAA Entry: Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Source: Kentucky alumni online magazine (periodical)
NKAA Source: Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)

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