Hazen Pingree

How Detroit got its first black hospital

By Vivian M. Baulch / Special to The Detroit News In 1910, only 5,741 of Detroit’s 280,000 population were black. Among them was physician James W. Ames, a graduate of both Straight University and Howard University, who had taught in New Orleans and arrived in Detroit in 1894. He quickly assumed a leadership role within … Continue Reading →