James Lee Dickey: An Analysis of One African-American's Leadership in Jim Crow Texas

Professional Organizations

Dr. Dickey belonged to several professional organizations and continuously expanded his knowledge and network through lectures and professional conferences. Every Monday evening, the doctor drove his Roadmaster to the University of Texas in Austin for medical lectures and collaboration with white doctors. He served on the Board of Directors for the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Kerville. He was a trustee for the Allen Chapel A.M.E Church in Taylor. He had been a member of the Lone Star Medical Association, the African American equivalent of the Texas chapter of the American Medical Association, since graduation. In 1949, his colleagues elected James Dickey president of the Lone Star Medical Association.


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