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Pre-SOMA Meeting: Dr. William G. Anderson to present

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location:

  • Manitou 102

Description:

Tonight we are proud to host our honored guest, Dr. William G. Anderson D.O.. Dr. Anderson was born in Georgia in 1927, attended college and medical school, first in Georgia and then in Flint Michigan. In his early 30's he opened a private practice in Albany, Georgia. Afterwards, he became the president of the civil rights Albany Movement in Georgia with his friend Martin Luther King, Jr.. Dr. Anderson is certified as an Osteopathic General Surgeon, he became Detroit's first black surgical resident, and he became the first black president of the American Osteopathic Association. Throughout his lifetime he has served on the board of many Osteopathic Associations and Foundations mainly in Michigan but also some in the south. Currently, Dr. Anderson resides in South East Michigan working with Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center. He also remains a civil rights activist through his membership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.


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