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Upcoming Lecture: Black Physicians at the White House During the Civil War


Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center, The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program, and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion present:

A Montgomery Lecture:

“Color Was a Bar to the Entrance: Black Physicians at the White House during the Civil War.”

Kate Masur, PhD
Associate professor and Wayne V. Jones II Research Professor of History at Northwestern University
Also affiliated with the Center for African American History, the Department of African American Studies, and the Program in American Studies.

Dr. Masur’s talk emphasizes civil rights struggles during the American Civil War, focusing on the activism of two black physicians in the U.S. Army, Alexander Augusta and Anderson Abbott.

Thursday, January 10, 2019
West Reading Room, 2nd Floor
Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center
303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago Campus

All are welcome. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

This lecture is sponsored in conjunction with the NLM exhibition, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, on display in Galter Library until January 19, 2019.

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Updated: January 8, 2021