The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital’s First Screening Is In St. Louis

The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital is a documentary about the one of the oldest African-American hospitals in the country.

It was St. Louis’ only hospital for African-Americans from 1937 until 1955, when city hospitals were desegregated, and continued to serve the black community until its closure in 1979.

While in operation, it was one of the few hospitals in the United States where black Americans could train as doctors and nurses, and by 1961, Homer G. Phillips Hospital had trained the “largest number of black doctors and nurses in the world.

The first screening for The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital wii be at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis on Friday, April 6 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT.

I helped to produce the documentary and will also host the screening. I talk with Rebecca Robinson and Joyce Fitzpatrick who were integral in bringing this project to fruition.

 

 

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Log onto www.TheColorOfMedicine.com for more information.

 

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