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Bryant, Roscoe C., Jr.

(born: 1921  -  died: 2005) 

Born in Fort Worth, TX, Bryant was the son of Dr. Roscoe C. Bryant, Sr. and Curlie Marshall Bryant. Bryant, Jr. had been on the staff of the Red Cross Hospital in Louisville, KY for one year when in 1948 he and two other doctors applied for membership to the segregated Jefferson County Medical Society. Bryant and his colleagues were accepted. Bryant would also become the first African American physician on the Louisville/Jefferson County Board of Health.

Bryant was a graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. He practiced medicine for almost 50 years in Louisville before his retirement in 1994. He was the father of Louisville Council Member Cheri Bryant Hamilton.

For more see P. Burba, "Physician Roscoe Bryant Jr., 83 dies," Courier-Journal (Louisville), 7/13/2005, p. 06B.

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NKAA Entry: Red Cross Hospital and Nurse Training Department (Louisville, KY)
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