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Dentist Championed African-American Community In Ghana

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Jeffrey R. Lee (Randy)
Date:
2010-07-15 11:16:54
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My name is Jeffrey Randall Lee (Randy). I am Dr. Lee's second son. In 1956 my Mom (Dr. Sara Lee), my brother (the late Flt Robert Lowry (Kojo) Lee) and I left New York and arrived in the Gold Coast - September 1956. With us was a trailer that was to be used as a mobile dental clinic. Unfortunately as it was being off-loaded from the ship, it was dropped at the Takoradi harbor and damaged and so it was then placed on concrete blocks on High Street a few meters from Usher Fort in Jametown where Dad and Mom practiced dentistry until 1961 when they built their surgery in Osu. Dad did not come to Ghana to escape racism rather he and Mom came to newly independent Ghana to play a meaningful role in the development of the first country in Africa that became independent and which was able to discard the shackles of colonialism.
I am in Accra helping to orchestrate a modest funeral yet befitting him. The funeral will be held at the W.E.B Du Bois Center for Pan African Culture on July 24, 2010. He will be laid to rest next to my Mom in Osu cemetery.

Randy

P.S. Ofeibea, you owe me a telephone call.

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