A Pillar of Nineteenth Century Baltimore's Black Elite
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Dr. Whitfield Winsey provided leadership for many aspects of nineteenth century African American society in Baltimore. As a member of the small but growing cadre of black physicians in the city, the Harvard-trained Winsey served as the black voice on the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, a prestigious medical society that he joined in 1882. Like most other black professionals of nineteenth century Baltimore, Winsey's professional stature brought the burden of responsibility to his race which he bore well. And, as the Baltimore Sun reported, Winsey's rise was indicative of "the advances made by blacks during the late-nineteenth century."

Personal and Family Life

Professional Career

A Selected Bibliography

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