Bryan Anderson-Wooten*

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Bryan Anderson-Wooten graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree in Africana Studies and political science. His interest in the project began after a conversation with Dr. Alexis Neumann at the Van Pelt Library. Bryan’s research focused on the university’s relationships with African American medical professionals during the 19th century.  His work brought to light the medical school's first known African American student, Dr. James H. Wilson. Furthermore, Bryan was awarded a Fulbright GPA-Hays fellowship to study isiZulu in South Africa. He continued his language studies at Penn with a FLAS fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education. He is currently a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force Reserves.

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African American Medical Professionals