The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced
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“She was really sweet and 34 years later, she’s still just as sweet,” Bill says. “It was meant to be,” Genie adds.
“We are humbled by the heartfelt love we received from the entire Vanderbilt community"
"I’m filled with pride. My sister and mother and I don’t need a medal to tell us Dad’s a genius. We’re just very proud that he’s being honored the way we always knew he deserved to be."
In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, M.D., became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.