The "Black" History of Chiropractic

Timeline created by Winston Carhee
  • The First Chiropractic Adjustment

    The First Chiropractic Adjustment
    The first adjustment was given by D.D. Palmer to Mr. Harvey Lillard
  • D. D. Palmer

    D. D. Palmer
    Delivered the First Adjustment
  • Harvery Lillard

    Harvery Lillard
    Owned a Janatorial service where D D Palmer was studying.
  • Portrait of Harvey Lillard

    Portrait of Harvey Lillard
    Potrait of Harvey Lillard who was revered and welcome to all the Palmer Chiropractic events for his role in helping discover chiropractic
  • Fred Rubel

    First know AA to graduate form National School of Chiropractic
  • PSC - Application

    PSC - Application
    The Admission application read "No Negros Allowed"
  • The Rubel College of Chiropractic

    The Rubel College of Chiropractic
    School foundend by Fred Rubel a 1913 graduate of National School of Chiropractic
    Believed yo be the first Black Chiropractor
  • American Correspondence Corse

    American Correspondence Corse
    Many A.A. chose to get thier Chiropractic Education through this correspondence course.
  • Central Chiropractic College

    Central Chiropractic College
    A segregated Chiropractic Shool in Washington, DC for African Americans
  • Julien Dawson - Faculty at Rubel College of Chiropractic

    Julien Dawson - Faculty at  Rubel College of Chiropractic
    Picture of AA Faculty at Rubel College of Chiropractic
  • Interstate Chiropractic Association

    Interstate Chiropractic Association
    The first Black Chiropractic Associatiton founders AA Cole and John User
  • Picture of A.A. at Palmer School of Chiropractic

    Picture of A.A. at Palmer School of Chiropractic
    Black who spoke a foriegn laguage were allowed to enter Chiropractic schools 1920 - 1950
  • BJ Palmer President of PSC 1906 - 1961

    BJ Palmer President of PSC 1906 - 1961
    The Palmer School’s refusal to accept African-American students was inconsistent with B.J. Palmer’s public statements of racial tolerance “Give me a spine, not a color of the skin, but give me a spine, and I’ll set the world on fire”
  • Clarence Reaver

    Clarence Reaver
    Mr. Reaver challege BJ Palmer to admit a promissing AA student. BJ Palmer put it to a vote of the student body and the souther block of students treatened to walk out. BJ folded due to economic pressure.
  • Reaver School of Chiropractic , Dayton, OH

    Reaver School of Chiropractic , Dayton, OH
    Dr Reaver fromed a school for AA students and caucasion students to study chiropractic together. the ratio was 1 white to 2 blacks. It wasa supported by Palmer School of Chiropractic faculty initially.
  • International College, Dayton, OH 1948 - 1955

    International College, Dayton, OH 1948 - 1955
    Accepted the GI Bill and took many students from Reever School of Chiropractic
  • Faculty of the International College

    Faculty of the International College
    Black and White faculty at the International College in Dayton, OH
  • Ossie Johnson, a 1950 graduate of Missouri Chiropractic College

    Ossie Johnson, a 1950 graduate of Missouri Chiropractic College
  • Walton Russ, First AA to be licensed in Arkansas - 1954

    Walton Russ, First AA to be licensed in Arkansas - 1954
  • Stanley Dale

    Stanley Dale
    Palmer School of Chiropractic graduate
  • Study Group at Palmer Schoool of Chiropractic

    Study Group at Palmer Schoool of Chiropractic
    Study Group in PSC Library
  • Milous Reese, Alabama Chiropractor of the Year, 1979

    Milous Reese, Alabama Chiropractor of the Year, 1979
  • Ad For Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic, 1980s.

    Ad For Pennsylvania College of Straight Chiropractic, 1980s.
  • Bobby Westbrooks, D.C - ABCA Founder

    Bobby Westbrooks, D.C - ABCA Founder
    Helped form The American Black Chiropractic Association
  • ABCA’s Third Annual Convention. Pasadena, Texas

    ABCA’s Third Annual Convention. Pasadena, Texas
  • ABCA 1988 Annual Convention in Chicago.

    ABCA 1988 Annual Convention in Chicago.
    ACA President Kenneth Luedte, SABCA President Gloria Niles, and ABCA Vice-President Herman Glass II,
  • Willard Smith, D.C., President of the California Chiropractic Association in 1990.

    Willard Smith, D.C., President of the California Chiropractic Association in 1990.
  • ABCA Officers at Palmer campus, 1990

    ABCA Officers at  Palmer campus, 1990
    Attending a symposium addressing minorities in chiropractic
  • Cal Witworth - Celebrting 100 Years of Chiropractic

    Cal Witworth - Celebrting 100 Years of Chiropractic
  • Panel on African-Americans in Chiropractic

    Panel on African-Americans in Chiropractic
    Chiropractic Centennial Celebration, Washington D.C., July 1995
  • Dr. Hernman Glass - Celebrating 100 Years in Chiropractic

    Dr. Hernman Glass - Celebrating 100 Years in Chiropractic
  • Black President of Sherman College of Chiropractic

    Black President of Sherman College of Chiropractic
    Dr. Jerry Hardee was the first Black Presidnt of one of the "Main Stream" Chiropractic Schools in the nation. His tenure lasted until July 2005.

    Currently he hold a position at Life Univeristy in Marietta, GA as Vice Presidnet and oversees "diversity" on Life University's Campus
  • Makel Harris joins Jerry Hardee to recruit for Sherman

    Makel Harris joins Jerry Hardee to recruit for Sherman
  • ABCA Jamacia Convention

    ABCA Jamacia Convention
  • ABCA Joins the Chiropractic Summit

    ABCA Joins the Chiropractic Summit
    Chiro Summit Website The Chiropractic Summit was created in September 2007 in recognition of the profession's desire for unity. The first Summit meeting, held in Washington, D.C., was comprised of 13 organizations; the Summit has some 40 members , representing leadership from education, research, regulatory bodies, political action, practice management, chiropractic media and national associations.
  • ABCA Launches New Website

    ABCA Launches New Website
  • Current ABCA Board

    Current ABCA Board
    Las Vegas Nevada
  • ABCA New Orleans Annual Convention

    ABCA New Orleans Annual Convention
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    First 100 Years of Chiropractic

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    No African Americans Allowed in "Big" Chiropractic Schools

    Although Afican Americans were not allowed in desegrigated schools. There were some chiropractic schools formed to teach A.A.
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    Makel Harris - Starts recruiting qualified African American Students

    Single handedly recurits more African Americans than all the other school combined.
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    Black Presidnt of Chiropractic College

    Dr. Jerry Hardee was the first black president of one of the "MainStream" Chiropractic Schools in the nation.