Dr. James E. C. Norris’ journey is a worldwide adventure that started in the rural segregated Northern Neck of Virginia. He attended a school that was named after his father, Dr. Morgan E. Norris, himself a physician who had to establish himself in an already difficult occupation, made even more difficult because of lack of resources in a small rural southern town but where also just another place where Jim Crow made its presence known.
“How close do you get to the raw existence that some of these people experienced?“ – Dr. James E. C. Norris on writing his book “Fight On, My Soul”
Dr. James E. C. Norris, retired plastic surgeon and author of “Fight On, My Soul,” a biography about his father, Dr. Morgan E. Norris, The Northern Neck’s first Black physician and an activist for Black rural education.
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