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john s rock

 John S. Rock was born to free parents in Salem, NJ. He began his professional career at age 19 working as teacher from 1844-1848.  While still a teacher, he began studying medicine with two white doctors.  Initially denied entry, he, was eventually admitted to American Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.  Rock graduated from medical school in 1852.  He also married Catherine Bowers in 1852.  While attending medical school Rock maintained a dental practice and also continued to teach classes for blacks at a night school.  Continue reading “John S. Rock:  1st African American Lawyer To Argue A Case Before The Supreme Court”