The HistoryMakers video oral history with Edgar Duncan.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (4 video files (1 hr., 57 min.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Duncan, Edgar, -- 1932- -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Edgar Duncan
Edgar Duncan
Other authors / contributors:Duncan, Edgar, 1932- interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Stearns, Scott, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008 August 13.
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Summary:Pharmacist and government administrator Edgar N. Duncan was born on February 1, 1932, in Monessen, Pennsylvania. In 1954, Duncan would be the first black student to graduate from Duquesne University with his B.S. degree in pharmacy. Upon graduation, Duncan met Lauraine Thorne, and the two were married that same year. In 1956, Duncan became the first black student to graduate with his M.S. degree in hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. Duncan began working in the U.S. Public Health Service's Commissioned Officers Corps, and in 1972 became the first pharmacist to be promoted to surgeon general. Apart from acting as surgeon general, Duncan began to work with Pitt's Partners in Education Consortium. This four year program has encouraged black youth to pursue professions in health. In 1990, Duncan earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Duncan passed away on December 17, 2011.

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