EVENT: Charleston Area Branch ASALH Membership Meeting and Program
DATE: MAY 14, 2022 1-3PM
LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom
DESCRIPTION; Branch Meeting and Panel Presentation
TITLE: “Public Institutions, Pharmacists and Physicians: Racial Inequities in Healthcare in South Carolina, 1790-1950”
This interdisciplinary panel will address health disparities by race in 18th, 19th and 20th century South Carolina utilizing diverse research methodologies in uncovering the deeply troubled yet important history of racial inequities in health care in South Carolina. Presenters will: examine the essential role of enslaved workers in America’s first public orphanage explore the life and career of Dr. John McFarland during the late nineteenth through the twentieth centuries and; discuss the reach history of African American medical institutions and the paucity of official records in archival repositories.
Dr. Felice Knight, Assistant Professor History Department, The Citadel
Dr. Brian Fors, Curator Waring Historical Library, MUSC
Lahnice McFall Hollister, Independent Scholar and Genealogist
1:00 Welcome and Call to Order and Lift Every Voice and Sing
1:10 Officers / Committee Reports
1:45 Panel Presentation
Book talk and signing
Wednesday, March 2
Free, open to the public
Events honoring Black History Month continue with a book talk and signing on Wednesday, March 2.
The Citadel will host Lahnice McFall Hollister at 6:30 p.m. in Daniel Library.
Hollister, a genealogist and family historian, has published research in national genealogical journals and has received numerous awards for her publications.
Her book talk will focus on her most recent publication: “Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John McFall.” McFall was among Charleston’s early Black pharmacists and was the brother of Hollister’s grandfather. Hollister has received critical acclaim from scholars for uncovering this previously unknown manuscript by one of Charleston’s African American healthcare pioneers.
This event is open to all members of the campus community, but space is limited. To register, click here.
See a listing of the events and descriptions here
The Why and the How: The Making of the International African American Museum
Tuesday, Feb. 2
3 – 4 p.m.
International African American Museum, 10 Wharfside St., Charleston
Free; closed to the public, open to media
Black History Month Virtual Presentation of the Freedom House Medics
Saturday, Feb. 16
Virtual via Zoom (Meeting ID: 935 7497 9093 | Passcode: 825805)
Free; open to the public
Discussion of “Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy”
Thursday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb 24
Virtual, via Zoom
Free; open to the public
SC Historical Association Annual Meeting and Conference
Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27
Virtual via Zoom
$30; open to the public