The Emory School of Medicine formally apologized to a doctor on Thursday, 62 years after denying his application because he is Black.
When Marion G. Hood applied to Emory’s medical school in 1959, the director of admissions wrote him a letter rejecting him because of his race and saying the school would return his application fee. The school would accept its first Black student four years later in 1963, according to Emory University.
More than six decades later, he received a letter sent in March from the school apologizing that they had not accepted him on the basis of his race, The New York Times reported.
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