Medical Museum Lecture Series

Without Concealment, Without Compromise—The Courageous Lives of Black Civil War Surgeons

Jan 2024 Lecture Series
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In person at NMHM
Sunday, January 7, 2024, 2 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

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Join NMHM for a book talk with Jill Newmark on the lives of Black Civil War surgeons. During the American Civil War, 14 Black physicians served as surgeons with the U.S. military. Their courageous lives and service are explored in this presentation, illuminating their military service and exploring the people and influences that shaped their early lives and the impact they made on their communities, their race, and their country. Their ambitions were not deterred by society's prejudicial dictates, and through their dignified acts of resistance and pioneering new pathways, they challenged the status quo and became symbols of an emancipated future.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


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