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John Rock

Born: Oct 13, 1825

Death: Dec 3, 1866

Birthplace: Salem

Nationality: United States

John Rock

Date of Birth : Oct 13, 1825
Date of Death : Dec 3, 1866
Birth Place : Salem

John Stewart Rock was an American teacher, doctor, dentist, lawyer and abolitionist, historically associated with the coining of the term "black is beautiful". Rock was one of the first African-American men to earn a medical degree. In addition, he was the first black person to be admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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