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Medical Care Within Enslaved Communities
July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| Free
Learn about medical care and the concept of health in the lives of enslaved people
Director of Education John Lustrea will talk with Dr. Savannah L. Williams about her research into the experiences of African Americans in slavery by evaluating the ways in which medical practices affected the lives of Americans prior to the Civil War. Dr. Williams will focus on the medical care within enslaved communities, as well as from white physicians.
Dr. Savannah L. Williamson is an Assistant Professor of History at Sul Ross State University. She earned her PhD in History at the University of Houston, where she specialized in the fields of American slavery, western medicine, and the Atlantic Diaspora. Her research examines the intersectionality of slavery, science and medicine, gender and sexualities, disability, and the Atlantic World, to shed light on the experiences of African and African American men, women, and children in slavery by evaluating the ways in which medical practices permeated the economies, societies, legal systems, and daily lives of antebellum Americans. Dr. Williamson is also the Institutional Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for the Sul Ross State University campuses.