Little Known Black History Fact: Augustus Lushington

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  • 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.

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