Benjamin Solomon Carson Born on September 18 at 1951, he came from a poor family in Detroit. He was the second son of Robert Solomon Carson, and Sonya Copeland Carson.His father was twenty-eight when he married, but his mother was only thirteen. When Carson was only eight years old and his brother, Curtis, was ten, their parents divorced and his mother tookthem to live with relatives in a Boston tenement, while she rented out their house in Detroit. Working as many as three domestic jobs at a time, she earned enough money to move her family back toDetroit two years later.
At the beginning Ben wasn’t good at school, but his fortune began to change soon after his mother recognized that he needed eyeglasses Their mother required him toread two books per week and report on them, she helped them raise their grades considerably. Carson discovered he enjoyed learning and by the time he reached junior high school he had raised fromthe bottom to the top of his class.
He studied hard and did so well during high school, he won a scholarship to Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology. In Yale He meet CandyRustin and they get married, they have three sons. Carson went to the Medical School of the University of Michigan, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. His excellent hand-eyecoordination and three-dimensional reasoning skills made him a superior surgeon. After medical school, he became a neurosurgery resident at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.Carson Practiced difficult operations like when he separates a pair of seven-month-old German conjoined twins, who were joined at the head.
He has received numerous honors and many awards over theyears. He was also a member of the American Academy of Achievement, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, the Yale Corporation and many other prestigious organizations.