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Prentiss Harrison, Rest Well


It is with a heavy heart that the PA History Society has to announce the passing of Prentiss Harrison. Mr. Harrison was the first African American PA and a true pioneer of the profession. He was a driving force in expanding the diversity of the profession in its early years. He worked with Joyce Nichols, Earl Echard, John Davis, and Steven Turnipseed to establish the AAPA Minority Affairs Caucus. To learn more about Mr. Harrison, please view his Biography on our website: https://pahx.org/assistants/harrison-prentiss-l/

Duke University has written an obituary for Mr. Harrison, along with details about his Celebration of Life ceremony, which will be held Saturday, December 15th. You may view the details by clicking here.

Photo to right: Prentiss Harrison examines patient, circa 1970. Courtesy of the Duke University Archives.

Photo below: Prentiss Harrison with PAHx Historian Emeritus and Co-Founder, Reginald Carter, 2006. From PAHx Photo Collections.