This beautiful mural was finished on August 13th by our MLK staff and kids in Miami Florida! This mural does an amazing job depicting Mr. Charles Richard Drew, who was an African American General Surgeon. During his lifetime Drew protested the segregation of using African American blood for blood donations. Drew was the first African American surgeon to become an examiner on the American Board of Surgery. Unfortunately, in 1950 Drew passed away in Tuskegee, Alabama where he and three other African American physicians were involved in a car crash. The three other physicians survived, but Drew passed away a few hours after receiving medical care. From this Drew's legacy lives on. "In 1981, the United States Postal Service issued a 35¢ postage stamp in its Great Americans series to honor Drew." 

Please enjoy MLK Miami's mural depiction of Mr. Charles Drew! 

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