Dr. Larry Little recovering following health scare

In 2016, Publisher Emeritus Ernie Pitt, left, presented Dr. Larry Little with a Special Tribute Award at the Chronicle’s Community Service Awards Banquet. Chronicle file photo

Dr. Larry Little recovering following health scare
February 26
17:58 2018

Winston-Salem legend Dr. Larry Little is recovering in the hospital this evening, Monday, Feb. 26, after doctors found a minor blockage in his heart earlier today.

Here’s what we know; Little was admitted to a local hospital after suffering from “acute heart failure” at his home on Friday, Feb. 23. After staying in the hospital over the weekend. Earlier today, doctors performed a cardiac catheterization to determine how significant the blockage was.

According to Dr. Little’s brother, Charles Rivers, the procedure went as planned and Little is expected to make a full recovery.

“The procedure went well this morning. They determined that it was a minor blockage that can be treated with medication,” Rivers said. “We expect him to stay in the hospital maybe another day or so and then he will be able to go home.”

A native of Winston-Salem and a champion for justice and civil rights, Dr. Larry Little is a founding member of the Winston-Salem Black Panther Party. During his leadership, the Black Panther Party implemented several community programs, including a free breakfast program for school children, free Sickle Cell Anemia testing and free ambulance service.

Dr. Little, who graduated with honors from Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, earned his Master of Public Affairs degree from UNC Greensboro and a Juris Doctor Degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He served two terms as a Winston-Salem alderman.

The Chronicle awarded Dr. Little with a Special Tribute Award at the Chronicle’s Community Service Awards Banquet in 2016. See tribute here:

Little currently serves as a tenured professor at WSSU.


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