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Historic Paradise Foundation

Feb 16, 2023

All month we are featuring Black medical pioneers in South Carolina who often go overlooked.

Dr. James Roland Clark, 1937-1979, was born and raised in Columbia where he attended C.A. Johnson High School. He left the state for college and doctoral studies, but he returned to the state in the 1970s where he established a private practice. He served on the South Carolina Heart Association and was one of the founders of the Columbia Area Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.

After his death in 1979, the organization became the James R. Clark Memorial Sickle Cell Foundation. The agency serves 15 South Carolina counties in supporting people with the disease.

Learn more about Dr. James Roland Clark: https://bit.ly/3HUVga3.

South Carolinians will be able to learn more about African American history later this year when the International African American Museum opens in Charleston. Our parent company, BlueCross, is a founding sponsor of the museum.

📷 source: SC Department of Education

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