Description and Context
Lincoln Hospital of Durham, North Carolina served as a favorite meeting site for annual meetings of the Old North State Medical Society. In the era of Jim Crow, there were few hotel facilities available for African Americans, even for physicians. As a consequence, Lincoln Hospital was a preferred as a site for continuing medical education and other professional conferences because of the dormitory facilities at the North Carolina College and because of hotel accommodations for African Americans, while limited, that were available in Durham. Attendees of these and other meetings would also stay with friends in their homes.