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The Newest Negroes: Black Doctors and the Desegregation of Harlem Hospital, 1919-1935.
March 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adam Biggs will present “The Newest Negroes: Black Doctors and the Desegregation of Harlem Hospital, 1919-1935.”
Adam Biggs is faculty at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where he teaches African American Studies and US History. His research examines black doctors and their efforts to address the problem of race in early 20th century America. This lecture will focus on the desegregation of Harlem Hospital, highlighting the conflicts and tensions that took shape as black doctors sought to merge their professional goals with the larger cause of racial improvement.
All are welcome to attend. A reception will follow.
Sponsored by the History of Medicine Collections in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and the Bullitt History of Medicine Club at UNC-Chapel Hill.