Historic Dunbar Hospital: Detroit’s first for Black residents

Black doctors needed to establish their own hospitals in 20th-century Detroit. Dunbar Hospital was the first of its kind in the city.
Black doctors needed to establish their own hospitals in 20th-century Detroit. Dunbar Hospital was the first of its kind in the city.

DETROIT – Black doctors needed to establish their own hospitals in 20th-century Detroit due to segregation.

Dunbar Hospital was the first of its kind in the city. The house that was once this hospital still stands at 580 Frederick Street.

Here’s its story -- watch the video above.


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Rhonda Walker has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day for the past 22 years. A confessed morning person, this award winning talented and versatile journalist starts her day at 2:00 am to co-anchor the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News. A position she’s held since 2003.