"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 --
James Edward Foster, M.D.
Biography from Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory--1910
"Dr. Foster came into our midst an entire
stranger. Having graduated from the Springfield, Mass., High School,
he matriculated at Yale College, graduated from Howard University, Medical
Department, Washington, D.C. Spent some time as an interne at
Freedman's Hospital of the same city, and thus qualified himself for his
work. Dr. Foster has, by careful attention to his profession, built up
a successful practice and is highly regarded by the profession and the
people of this city."
Business Directory--1910. Harrisburg, PA: James H. W. Howard and
Son, 1910. Page 81.