"Biography" pages of the Afrolumens Project provide information
about the lives of prominent as well as little-known African American
citizens of Pennsylvania. Because racism prevented the dominant
newspapers and publishers of the time from recognizing the leadership role
of many of these remarkable people, their stories are in danger of being
lost. Similarly, many noteworthy people became accomplished business
or social leaders, yet have never been recognized for their
achievements. The Afrolumens Project Biography Pages are meant to
serve as a Who's Who of the Central Pennsylvania African American
community in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Professional Men --
C. Lennon Carter, M.D.
Biography from Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory--1910
"Dr. C. Lennon Carter is another young man
who has made his impress upon our city. Having graduated from Wayland
Seminary, Washington, D.C., in 1899, he pursued his studies until he entered
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, of Boston, Mass., from which he
graduated in 1904. After successfully passing the Pennsylvania State
Medical Board he selected Harrisburg as his future field of labor. He
has been signally successful in building up a lucrative practice regardless
of color. He keeps in close touch with the city's progress and is ever
ready to co-operate in any movement directed toward advancement. In
1908, Dr. Carter was appointed on of the county physicians from the city,
which position he still fills with credit and ability."
Business Directory--1910. Harrisburg, PA: James H. W. Howard and
Son, 1910. Page 82.