Meharry Medical College is established in Nashville, Tennessee and becomes the first all-Black medical school.
1876 (Mar 3)
Meharry Medical College, the first all-Black medical school in the United States (and still one of only three), was established in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1876, as the medical department of Central Tennessee College. Dentistry and pharmacy were added to the school's curriculum over the next few years. In 1915, it became its own institution. At one point, about 40 percent of all Black physicians and dentists in the United States were graduates of Meharry.