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Our Mission

To revitalize South Dallas Healthcare

Our Goal

We endeavor to raise $1.4 Million.

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"It's not just about business. This is home to me."

Dr. E. Michelle Morgan, DDS

Our Vision

Health & Wellness Center

Our Vision is to continue the legacy of Dr. Edward J. Mason and Dr. Emmitt J. Conrad and a handful of other black doctors who built a facility (Forest Avenue Hospital) that once housed one of Dallas' s few black-owned and operated hospitals.

Our Future is to realize the dream of revitalizing South Dallas Healthcare.

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"It's not just about business. This is home to me."

Dr. E. Michelle Morgan, DDS

Historical

Perspective - 1960s - 1980s

Legacy of Hope Health & Wellness Center (formerly the Forest Avenue Hospital) was established by a handful of black doctors in the early 1960s, at a time when racial segregation was still commonplace across the United States.

 

At the turn of the 20th century, Forest Avenue — now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd — was Dallas’ southern city limit, an unincorporated area where black residents were allowed to buy land. 

 

Black doctors often could not work in whites-only facilities, and many hospitals did not admit black patients, forcing entrepreneurs to establish separate medical centers for people of color.