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My Interview with Dr. Kenneth Chambers. Bre ’ Chambers. He is my granduncle Obstetrician and Gynecologist Graduate from Meharry Medical College in 1959 Practiced medicine for 40 years One of the very few African American doctors in Charlotte, NC in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Dr kenneth chambers

  • He is my granduncle

  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist

  • Graduate from Meharry Medical College in 1959

  • Practiced medicine for 40 years

  • One of the very few African American doctors in Charlotte, NC in the 1960s and 1970s

Dr. Kenneth Chambers


Where did you attend medical school

  • “I attended medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. I graduated in 1959 and finished my residency in obstetrics and gynecology in Harlem, NY in 1966.”

Where did you attend Medical School?


Any tips about medical school

Any tips about medical school?


What was it like to be african american doctor in charlotte nc during the 1960s and 1970s

“It was a blessing. Not everyone was able to practice medicine. Discrimination was absolutely prevalent. It’s sad how the color of your skin can stop you from being a doctor or in any case anything.”

What was it like to be African American doctor in Charlotte, NC during the 1960s and 1970s?


How did it feel to be discriminated against

How did it feel to be discriminated against?


What was your typical day like

What was your typical day like?


What was it like to balance personal life and being a doctor

  • “Family is important! As a doctor, you have to learn how to prioritize your time. You can not revolve your life just around medicine. Even though you can get a call about a delivery late at night, you have to understand that is your job and not your life. To be a doctor, you must have a love for medicine.”

What was it like to balance personal life and being a doctor?


Any take away tips

Any take away tips?


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