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Transcript of Charles Drew
and Photographs Charles Drew
Across the sea, many soldiers lay
With wounds weeping crimson tears
Yet through their fading vision, a miracle appears
A doctor, an angel, approaches with life-giving blood
The essence of life is pumped back into their veins
Their hearts beat stronger and more sure
And for this transfusion that saved their lives
They have but one man to thank
Far away in America, this man had an idea
For people to share their life giving blood with those
Who had lost theirs fighting for their home
But he was a man of color, and few believed his idea
That blacks and whites could donate part of their lives
To save both races alike
But blood is blood, said the man
It is not divided by color and race
And neither are people, we all should agree
That we are all brothers and sisters in humanity
So he gathered many together to give what they could
To help those fighting across the sea
And even to this day, men still toil at war
Risking their lives for their families and homes
But you can help, and all your neighbors can too
Visit a blood bank and donate just a pint
To save our brothers and sisters far away
And follow the example of Charles Drew "I feel that the recent ruling of
the United States Army and Navy regarding the refusal of colored blood donors is an indefensible one from any point of view. As you know, there is no scientific basis for the separation of the bloods of different races except on the basis of the individual blood types or groups." Charles Richard Drew is born on June 3rd
in Washington D.C. to Nora and Richard Drew. He was their first of five children. Drew graduates from McGill University second in his class with Doctor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degrees Hitler invades the Netherlands, Denmark, Luxembourg, Belgium, and France.
Winston Churchill becomes the Prime Minister of Great Britain. The Japanese attack the United States at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Consequently, the U.S. and Britain declare war on Japan. "Perform well and segregation will disappear." 1938 1933 1928 1922 1904 Drew graduates from
Dunbar High School. He
was an excellent student
and athlete. Drew graduates from Amherst University and begins medical school at McGill University in Canada. Drew is awarded a two-year Rockefeller fellowship in surgery. He chooses to study at Columbia University. Drew marries Lenore Robbins. They have four children together. Drew completes his dissertation titled "Banked Blood." This same year, he is asked to work on the "Blood for Britain" project. The American Red Cross enlisted Drew to head the American Red Cross Blood Bank. after learning of the segregation between blood donated from whites and that donated from blacks, Drew leaves the American Red Cross program. Drew is awarded the Springarn Medal from the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People. Drew defends his fellow black physicians on the issue of their exclusion from the medical community. Drew dies in a car accident on April 1st on his way to the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. 1939 1940 1941 1942 1944 1947 1950 Mussolini marches on Rome and institutes a Fascist government. The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal. Adolf Hitler becomes German chancellor on January 30th. Herbert Hoover is elected President of the United States on November 6th. Nazis destroy Jewish synagogues, homes, and stores during Kristallnacht riots. World War II begins when Germany invades Poland on September 1st. The United States government establishes the Manhattan Project led by Robert Oppenheimer. Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected as U.S. President.
The allies invade Normandy on D-Day, June 6th. India and Pakistan gain independence from Britain. Charles Drew with his Dunbar High School basketball team in 1922. "It's much more than a degree I'm after. There are those in high places who feel that Negroes have not yet reached intellectual levels which will permit their attempting the very highest reaches." "Only extensive education and an increasing fight on our part to disseminate the scientific facts and raise our levels of achievement can overcome this prejudice which is founded on ignorance". QUOTES What began as a simple idea would one day save millions of lives. World Events North Korean Communists invade South Korea, marking the beginning of the Korean War. Dr. Drew instructing female nursing students. Overview Most people are familiar with the Charles Drew's invention, but not with the inventor himself. The blood bank has now become a commonplace part of our society, but continues top save the lives of millions in our own country and overseas. Few people know that the blood bank was invented by an African-American. Charles Drew rose above the racial prejudice of the 1930s and 40s, got an excellent education, and used his talents in academics, athletics, and leadership to help others, of all races. Additional Photographs “Charles Drew with Dunbar High School basketball team.” Photoprint. Smithsonian Int.edu. n.p. n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2013 That said, consider this... Even though Charles Drew was an African- American and did not serve in World War II, how did he still contribute to the war effort and the United States? by Claire Staresinic Scurlock Studios. “Charles Drew in Lab in Front of a Microscope”. Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2013 “Charles Drew's Graduation Photograph.” Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2013 Harris and Ewing. “Charles and Lenore Drew, with their Children”. Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. N.p. ca. 1947. Web. 17 Mar 2013 Scurlock Studios. “Charles Drew Teaching Interns and Residents During Rounds at Freedmen's Hospital.” Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. N.p. ca. 1947. Web. 17 Mar 2013 “Charles Drew with Staff at the First American Red Cross Blood Bank”. Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers.
n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2013 Scurlock Studios. “Charles Drew Teaching Interns and Residents During Rounds at Freedmen's Hospital.” Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2013 “Charles Drew with His Siblings” Photographic Print. The Charles Drew Papers. n.p. n.d. Web. 17 Mar 2013 Drew working in his lab, taken between 1940 and 1941. Charles Drew's graduation picture from Amherst College in 1926. Charles and Lenore Drew with their four children. The staff of the first American Red Cross blood bank. Charles at age 10 with his siblings. Charles Drew teaching a lesson and Freedman's Hospital Bound by Blood