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Description and Context

Lincoln Hospital of Durham, North Carolina, hosted meetings of the administrators of black hospitals in the Carolinas and Virginia. Conferences would be organized annually or semi-annually at the initiation of William Rich, administrator of Lincoln Hospital, with George Harris and other staff of The Duke Endowment, as well as Dr. Midian O. Bousfield, director of the Negro Health Division of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. The black hospitals in the Carolinas that were supported by The Duke Endowment in 1940 included: NC: Community Hospital, Wilmington; Gaston County Hospital, Gastonia; Good Samaritan, Charlotte; Jubilee Hospital, Henderson; Lincoln Hospital, Durham; Mercy Hospital, Wilson; L. Richardson Memorial Hospital, Greensboro; St. Agnes Hospital, Raleigh; and Susie Cheatham Memorial Hospital, Oxford; SC: Arthur B Lee Hospital, Summerville; Brewer Hospital, Greenwood; Good Samaritan Hospital-Waverly, Columbia; Hospital and Training School, Charleston; Working Benevolent Hospital, Greenville.