A leader in health care, born out of the segregated South
13 Jun 2014
Posted by Elise Durham
The former HHS secretary Louis Sullivan ’54 talks to TheWashington Post’s Lillian Cunningham about learning courage from his father and being the only black student in his medical school class.
Having grown up the son of a mortician in rural Georgia during segregation, Dr. Louis Sullivan went on to graduate from Boston University School of Medicine in 1958 as the only black student in his class. He would later become founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the U.S. secretary of health and human services during the administration of George H. W. Bush.