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"My Chief Interest Was and Is Surgery"--Howard University, 1941-1950
Letter from Charles R. Drew to Jacob Billikopf (April 15, 1944)
April 1, 1944
Dear Dr. Drew:
I was thrilled to read in the Philadelphia Press that you have been awarded the 29th Spingarn Medal for 1943. It is a richly
deserved tribute and I want to join your host of friends and admirers in extending sincerest congratulations.
With kindest regards.
P.S. I happen to be Chairman of our City-Wide Interracial Committee. One of our sub-committees submitted a report which you
will find enclosed. I have been asked to send it with a covering letter to the National and local Red Cross. Before doing
so, I would like to get your slant on the situation.