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Celebrating Black History Month at St. Jude

We reflect on our heroes: doctors, patients and supporters who have been a part of our lifesaving mission.

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Architect of hope

Paul Williams, a renowned architect and friend of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, donated the design of the original hospital when it was constructed in 1962.



Architect of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Paul Williams with founder Danny Thomas

From diagnosis to design

Kris Keys was treated at St. Jude for a genetic blood disorder when she was a child. Today she's a modern fashion designer who connects her experience to art.


History in healthcare

Dr. Rudolph Jackson was one of the first African-American St. Jude doctors at a time when hospitals were still segregated in the South.


Making a difference to save kids


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