Studio portrait of Dr. Daniel Carter Roane.
Dr. Daniel Carter Roane (1907-1986) was born in Connecticut. He attended medical school at Howard University and moved to Wilmington, NC in 1938. Dr. Roane was the first resident physician at the Community Hospital and an instructor in the hospital's School of Nursing. He also owned his own medical practice. Dr. Roane was a co-plaintiff in the civil rights litigation against James Walker Memorial Hospital that led to the integration of Wilmington's tax-supported hospitals. He was involved in many civic clubs in the community and was the first African American man to run for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners in the 20th century. He died in 1986.
Roane, Daniel Carter, 1907-1986; Physician
Dr. Robert M. Fales Collection #0164
New Hanover County Public Library
Donated to the New Hanover County Public Library by Dr. Robert Martin Fales upon his death in 1995
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