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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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
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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?

This dialogue between Duke faculty physicians Damon Tweedy and Jeff Baker builds on recent community lectures and provides 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 in a project probing the intertwined history of Duke Hospital and the community of Durham.

This event is cosponsored by School of Medicine Office for Faculty and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine.

See a recording of the talk.