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Duke Hospital's History: a Conversation about Race and Memory

Damon Tweedy, MD and Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD headshots
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Damon Tweedy, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and History

From 1930 to the 1960s, Duke hospital's wards were segregated by race. Did people of color truly receive "separate but equal" care? In what ways did the civil rights movement successfully challenge these inequities? Did the racism associated with the Jim Crow era collapse, or re-appear in new forms?

Join a dialogue between Duke faculty physicians Damon Tweedy and Jeff Baker. This conversation will build on recent community lectures and will provide an opportunity for participant Q&A with the speakers. Dr. Tweedy is author of Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine. Dr. Baker has been engaged on a project probing the intertwined history of Duke Hospital and the community of Durham.
This event is being cosponsored by School of Medicine Office for Faculty and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.

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Contact: Trent Center