Interview: Russell F. Minton, February 18, 1987

Title

Interview: Russell F. Minton, February 18, 1987

Subject

Hospitals--Administration
African Americans--Segregation
Mercy-Douglass Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Medical centers--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
African American physicians
Racism
Race discrimination.
African Americans--Social conditions.
African Americans--Health and hygiene.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
Discrimination in employment.
Philadelphia General Hospital

Description

Dr. Russell F. Minton (1900-1997), born around 1900, was an African-American physician from 1929 to 1975. Minton graduated medical school in 1929 and became a radiologist at Mercy Hospital in 1940. Minton held many positions during his career such as the Medical Director of the merged Mercy-Douglass Hospital from 1949 to 1953. He was also the first African American physician to be appointed as a medical officer of the Civil Service Commission’s Philadelphia regional office. He worked in this position until he retired in 1975.

Date

1987-02-18

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH178GN030

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Russell F. Minton

Interview Keyword

Tuberculosis
Tuskegee Institute.
African American judges
Medical centers--Finance
African American leadership

Files

minton_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Russell F. Minton, February 18, 1987,” Goin' North, accessed October 22, 2019, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/1064.