Dr. Charles Drew's notorious
- In 1926, Dr Drew was awarded the Howard Hill
Mossman trophy as the man who contributed most to athletics for four
- In 1933, Dr. Drew he received his MD degree
and served his first appointment as a faculty instructor in
pathology at Howard University, from 1935 to 1936.
- In 1938, Drew was awarded a two-year
Rockefeller fellowship in surgery and he began postgraduate work,
earning his Doctor of Science in Surgery at Columbia University.
- In February 1941, Drew was appointed director
of the first American Red Cross Blood Bank, in charge of blood for
use by the U.S. Army and Navy.
- During 1942 Dr. Drew resigned from the
American Red Cross after being instructed to accept African American
blood, but to store it separately from the Caucasian.
- The NAACP awarded him the Spingarn Medal in
1944 in recognition of his work on the British and American
- Virginia State College presented him an
honorary doctor of science degree in 1945, as did his alma mater
Amherst in 1947.
- Drew returned to Freedman's Hospital and
Howard University where he served as a professor of medicine and
surgeon from 1942 to 1950.
- On April 1, 1950, Drew was motoring with three
colleagues to the annual meeting of the John A. Andrews Association
in Tuskegee, Alabama, when he was killed in a one-car accident.
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