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Black Greatness:  Have you seen the movie,  'Something the Lord Made'Vivien Theodore Thomas (his mom just knew she was having a girl, and chose the name Vivian in spite of the fact that she had a son) was an American laboratory supervisor who developed a procedure used to treat blue baby syndrome 


Thomas did not have any professional education, nor experience in a research laboratory; however, he served as supervisor of the surgical laboratories at Johns Hopkins for 35 years. 


In 1976, Hopkins awarded him an honorary doctorate and named him an instructor of surgery for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.. 


Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons.

Innovations in Heart Medicine | Johns Hopkins Medicine



There are other Black Greatness movies out there that shine light on other contributions that we made to the WORLD, yet have gone undiscovered until recent years.


Gifted Hands is a Story about neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson whose life went from a failing student to the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He was the first to successfully separate conjoined twins who were joined at the back of the head,




Hidden Figures is a story of NASA's segregated group of African-American women hired to process aeronautic data in the space era.  These African-American female mathematician's math skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in 1960s.   This is just some of the ladies



What other Black Greatness movies are out there?


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