An album of family portraits and other material assembled at the time of Maceo Braxton, Jr.'s graduation from West Point in
1974. The more than 40 photographs in the album prominently feature Braxton (1953-2008)--a Black physician and military officer--as
well as his parents, Maceo Braxton, Sr. (1922-1997) and Bernice Maiflorence Braxton (1924-2013), and his four siblings in
their Los Angeles home. Many of the portraits feature Braxton's mother, Bernice, who worked at the University of Southern
California as a reference librarian at the time.
Maceo ("Mace") Braxton, Jr., M.D. (1953-2008) served in the U.S. Army and pursued a career in medicine. Born April 7, 1953
in Los Angeles, CA to Maceo Braxton, Sr. (1922-1997) and Bernice Maiflorence (Tuggle) Braxton (1924-2013), Braxton attended
West Point and graduated in 1974. Braxton went on to attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical
School and continued to serve in the military until 1998, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. With his wife Shirley and their
three children, Braxton settled in Salina, Kansas where he pioneered the heart surgery program and served as a cardiothoracic
surgeon at the Salina Regional Health Center.
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