Category Archives: Guyanese in the USA

Guyanese-born Surgeon and Team Saved MLK’s Life After 1958 Harlem Stabbing – Opinion

Black History Month; The West Indian – F

 Plaque dedicating THE AUBREY MAYNARD CARDIAC OPERATING SUITE at Harlem Hospital. (Photo by C. Aklu)

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis Tennessee. The following day, April 4, 1968 he was assassinated by James Earl Wray as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

But his role and achievements in the Civil Rights Movement may have been a lot shorter and less impactful, had it not been for a great team of surgeons and staff that saved his life 10 years earlier in New York City’s Harlem.            Continue reading

Guyana-born Historian Dr. Keith Wailoo named 2021 Dan David Prize winner

Dr. Keith Wailoo

From:  B. Rose Huber, Princeton University – School of Public and International Affairs

Feb. 15, 2021

Wailoo, the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton, is being honored for his work in the history of health and medicine. He will share a $1 million prize with Alison Bashford of the University of South Wales and Katharine Park of Harvard University.        Continue reading