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King, Cora Smith Eaton (7 Sept. 1867–21 Nov. 1939), suffragist, physician, and surgeon, was born Cora Eliza Smith in Rockford, Illinois, the only daughter of Colonel Eliphaz Smith and Sara Barnes. Her family later moved to Dakota Territory, settling in Grand Forks. Following high school, she graduated from the National School of Elocution and Oratory in Philadelphia in ...


Cora Smith King (left), 1924, by unknown artist

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 [LC-F8- 31745]


Maynard, Aubré de Lambert (17 November 1901–20 March 1999), surgeon, was born in Georgetown, Guyana; his parents' names and occupations are unknown. In the fall of 1906 his family immigrated to New York City. However, because five-year-old Aubré could not withstand the relatively harsh winters, he was sent to live with an aunt and grandmother in Barbados. In Barbados, Maynard received an excellent elementary education in a private school. At age fourteen, ready to enter high school, he rejoined the family in New York City. His father wanted Maynard to attend Townsend Harris Hall, the preparatory school of the City College of New York and the premier public secondary school in the city. Maynard became one of only three black boys in the 600-member student body....