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The Mississippi Medical and Surgical Association is the state's oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professions in Mississippi. Established in 1900, the MMSA is the collective voice of African American physicians and the patients they serve. The MMSA was founded in 1900, during an era in US history when the majority of African American were disenfranchised. The segregated policy of separate but equal dictated virtually every aspect of society

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The Original Founders of the MMSA

Seated (left to right): Dr. S.A. Miller (Jackson), Dr. R.H. Attaway (Greenville), Dr. S.D. Redmond (Jackson), Dr. L.T. Miller (Yazoo City), Dr. E.W. Moore (Edwards and Jackson), Dr. D.W. Sherrod (Meridian and Macon).

Standing (left to right): Dr. Conner (Brookhaven), Unidentified, Dr. James May (Alcorn), Unidentified, Unidentified.