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Report of the President-Elect of the National Medical Association to the House of Delegates, Seventieth Annual Convention, Cincinnati, Ohio
As National Medical Association (NMA) president, Berry recommended joining with civil rights organizations to advocate "for greater equality among all Americans in the distribution of unsegregated quality medical care." He also pledged that the NMA would fight to ensure racial equality in implementation of Medicare, passed on July 30, 1965. Berry noted that in March he had walked the last four miles of the Selma-to-Montgomery freedom march and served in a first-aid "health-mobile" during the all-day Alabama capital plaza confrontation.