Quotation by Annie Elizabeth Delany

You are not a doctor of dentistry! You are a doctor of segregation!
Annie Elizabeth Delany (b. 1891), African American dentist. Quoting herself in Having Our Say, ch. 19 (1992).

Delany, African American and a retired dentist in New York City, was recalling what she had told a white male dentist, her former classmate at Columbia University's dental school, who sent her his African American maid as a patient because he did not want to work on a African American person's teeth.
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