71.3 F
New York
Saturday, May 30, 2020

92-Year-Old Doctor Still Healing

Must read

Ghana Takes The World Robofest Championships

An all-girls robotics team from Ghana scored the top spot at the World Robofest Championship held in Southfield, Michigan.

This Day in History: May 25th

On this day in 2019, U.S. Academy at West Point graduated 32 black women—the most in its 216-year history. In 2018, the military academy...

This Day in History: May 25th

Born on This Day in 1949, Here Are 5 Things To Know About Jamaica Kincaid Caribbean American writer,...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 24: There is Only 1 Disease!

If you thought about it, you could probably name 20 or 30 diseases off the top of your head.  Everything from cancer...
The Hub News Staff
The Hub News Staffhttps://thehub.news
Curators and highlighters of news and accomplishments from the Global Majority. From tech to books, wellness to money, throughout the diaspora we are bringing content that is both unique and focused on showing the world our best.

She worked several jobs and took night classes to get through Howard University College of Medicine in 1955. Dr. Melissa Freeman was only one of four women in her graduating class. Today is she 92 years old and still practicing medicine in Harlem and helping people battle addiction.

Her grandfather, who was born into slavery, stressed education. He had no formal education but he had the wherewithal to move to New York after being reunited with his mother and make a life for his himself and his family.

“My grandfather really emphasized the importance of an education,” said Freeman in an interview with The Amsterdam News. “They all had this knowledge that their children needed to be educated. He didn’t talk much about it, but all of the children knew.”

All of the Freeman children earned college degrees, two earned doctorates and a cousin attended Julliard School of Performing Arts. Melissa Freeman was also interested in the arts, attending LaGuardia High School and then Hunter College, studying music and art. But a family friend encouraged her to go to medical school.

“She used to ask me me, ‘Why don’t you become a physician?’ ” said Freeman. ” ‘Why don’t you think about becoming a doctor?’ ” And she did.

This week she was interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America where she discussed what keeps her still going strong at 92.

- Advertisement -

More articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 22: Does Meat Cause Cancer?

What is it about meat that makes it so toxic to the human body?  As humans we’re not biologically suited to eat...

This Day in History: May 20th

Born This Day in 1743, Here Are 5 Things To Know About Toussaint L'Ouverture  Toussaint L'Ouverture was the...

This Day in History: May 17th

Racial Segregation in Public Schools Ruled Unconstitutional One of the cornerstone cases of the Civil Rights Movement, Brown...

Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 15: Cheese is as Addictive as Drugs!

After years of working with clients, I’ve concluded that cheese is a highly addictive food! When most people come to me for help,...

This Day in History: May 13th

Slavery Was Abolished in Brazil Home to more people of African ancestry than any other country outside of...