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Medical Discrimination

Black History Month 2022 celebrates Black Health & Wellness. The National Museum of African American History and Culture says this year’s theme “highlights Black pioneers’ trailblazing contributions to Western medicine, addresses health disparities facing our communities, and encourages healing through education.”

Black people’s contributions to public health are all the more significant because of medical inequalities. This discrimination is rooted in the past and persists to this day. Consider the following:

As the Association for the Study of African American Life and History states, when learning Black history from a public health/medical standpoint, “[t]here is much to uncover, amplify, question, and correct.” With that in mind, the Library recommends the following digital resources and books.

Digital Resources:


You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

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