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Talk | Dissecting the Past: A History of Black Health Care in Kansas City

Celebrating Kansas City’s Black History, join us for a special presentation by local historian Geri Sanders, as she goes back in time to share the fascinating history of how the African American community pioneered a medical legacy!

Under the constraints of institutional racism and legalized segregation, many African Americans in Kansas City felt “If you go in, you might not come out” about hospitals. Responding to the need for adequate healthcare, hear how trailblazers Dr. S. J. E. Perry, T.C. Unthank, and Samuel E. Rogers helped to bridge the medical care gap for Kansas City’s African American community well into the 21st century.

In addition, learn about the city’s new initiative, the African American Heritage Trail, which seeks to chronicle Kansas City’s rich and longstanding African American heritage!

Activity will have real-time captioning.