Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS), 1978-2017

Akwari, Onyekwere Emmanuel, 1942-2019.
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Contains materials, correspondence, programs, transcripts, photographs, scrapbooks, slides, clipping, notes, certificates, applications, and memorabilia pertaining to the Society of Black American Surgeons (SBAS). The SBAS was organized by Onyekwere Akwari and three other African-American surgeons in 1989 to support the racial integration of academic surgical departments in the post-civil rights era. Materials date from 1978 to 2017.

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