Central Pennsylvania African American History for Everyone
              An online resource since 1997




the 20th Century

Biography:  C. Lennon Carter, M.D.

The "Biography" pages of the Afrolumens Project provide information about the lives of prominent as well as little-known African American citizens of Pennsylvania.  Because racism prevented the dominant newspapers and publishers of the time from recognizing the leadership role of many of these remarkable people, their stories are in danger of being lost.  Similarly, many noteworthy people became accomplished business or social leaders, yet have never been recognized for their achievements.  The Afrolumens Project Biography Pages are meant to serve as a Who's Who of the Central Pennsylvania African American community in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Professional Men -- C. Lennon Carter, M.D.
Biography from Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory--1910

C. Lennon Carter, M.D.

"Dr. C. Lennon Carter is another young man who has made his impress upon our city.  Having graduated from Wayland Seminary, Washington, D.C., in 1899, he pursued his studies until he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Boston, Mass., from which he graduated in 1904.  After successfully passing the Pennsylvania State Medical Board he selected Harrisburg as his future field of labor.  He has been signally successful in building up a lucrative practice regardless of color.  He keeps in close touch with the city's progress and is ever ready to co-operate in any movement directed toward advancement.  In 1908, Dr. Carter was appointed one of the county physicians from the city, which position he still fills with credit and ability."

The grave of Cornelius Lennon Carter in William Howard Day Cemetery is here. Also included is an obituary published in the Baltimore Afro-American.


Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory--1910.  Harrisburg, PA: James H. W. Howard and Son, 1910.  Page 82. 

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