It was 1903 when Clara Frye first opened her Florida home to care for Black people needing medical care. The daughter of a Black man from the United States and white woman from London was a trained nurse who routinely heard stories of Black people dying after being denied treatment at white segregated hospitals. Deeply committed to caring for Black people and others who lacked financial means, Frye devoted her life to building a health care delivery service. Her efforts produced the 1929 Tampa Negro hospital that grew into the 62-bed Clara Frye Memorial Hospital.
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