Dr. Roderick Badger

Dr. Roderick Badger was Atlanta's first African American dentist - and that's all I ever knew about him. But his story - the son of an enslaved mother and white father, who was freed long before the Civil War - led me to learning about Atlanta's very small free-person population, why that was so, and then how and why Roderick was different and never counted among them. Roderick also had some very public, scandalous moments in this life. 

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