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date: 21 April 2021

Drew, Charles Richardlocked

(03 June 1904–01 April 1950)
  • Spencie Love

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Drew, Charles Richard (03 June 1904–01 April 1950), blood plasma scientist, surgeon, and teacher, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Richard Thomas Drew, a carpet-layer, and Nora Rosella Burrell. Drew adored his hard-working parents and was determined from an early age to emulate them. Drew’s parents surrounded their children with the many opportunities available in Washington’s growing middle-class black community: excellent segregated schools, solid church and social affiliations, and their own strong example. Drew’s father was the sole black member of his union and served as its financial secretary....

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