Tony Hansberry Jr. was a child prodigy of the medical field. At 14 years old, Hansberry developed a new suture method for hysterectomy patients. Because of Hansberry, patients now have decreased hospital stays and more efficient surgeries. His breakthrough was fueled by his loss at his eighth grade science fair at Darnell Cookman School of Medical Arts. The school has been described as the first medical magnet school in the country.

Hansberry’s research began last summer during his internship at the University of Florida ‘s Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research in Jacksonville, Florida.

Now at age 18, Hansberry, a.k.a. “The next Charles Drew” is a freshman bio-medical engineering student at Florida A&M University. The Tallahassee native serves as senator of his freshman class and is a chemistry major. He’s followed his father’s footsteps by enrolling at FAMU and his mother’s – who is a registered nurse.

In 2006, Hansberry told the press that his dream was to become a University of Florida-trained neurosurgeon. This year, he was honored at the McDonalds 365 Black Awards for his medical contributions to aiding in strengthening the African American community.

7 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Tony Hansberry, Jr.

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  2. I had the honor of meeting this young man and his family. He is a twin another fact. He made a statement that holds very try he said “I was afforded and opportunity and I took it.” Some people let opportunities slip thru their fingers and that could cost you.

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  4. This is a beautiful story. A young, gifted and educated African-American man who shows promise and will have the world at his feet. This should be showcased instead of some of the smut that we are, unfortunately, becoming accustomed to.

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