When the students at the University of Pennsylvania enter the Veterinary school, one of the first portraits they encounter is of African-American pioneer, Augustus Nathaniel Lushington.
Augustus Lushington of Trinidad was the first black degreed veterinarian in the United States. Lushington also worked as a meat inspector and weekend probation officer to make ends meet.
Listen to today's Little Known Black History Fact.
1 2Next page »
Also On Black America Web:
This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/19-6/25)
https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/sanaalathanig1.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/boriskodjoeig3.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/keishaeppsig.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/peterthomasig2.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/kenyamooreig3.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1
Tags: Augustus Lushington » Little Known Black History Fact