Meharry Medical College
Just across Dr. D. B. Todd Jr. Boulevard from Fisk University is Meharry Medical College, the largest private, comprehensive, historically black institution educating medical professionals. It was founded in 1876 as the Medical Department of the Central Tennessee College of Nashville, under the auspices of the Freeman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Meharry Medical College was at one time responsible for graduating more than half of all African-American doctors and nurses in the United States. Today it has an enrollment of more than 700 students.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition