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Black History Is Black Health

February 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 26, 2022

This special display focuses on “Health and Wellness” for the theme of Black History Month. W.E.B (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were well-known leaders of the Black community in the late ninetieth and twentieth centuries. Even though they disagreed over strategies for social and economic progress for Blacks, they each addressed health as an issue.

Washington is the founder of National Negro Health Week, and Du Bois figured in the call to arms for the improvement of Negro poverty and its associated ill-health. Featured items for this display are from the Library’s General Collections and the Prints and Photographs Division.


February 22, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Thomas Jefferson Building – Northwest Curtain, Second Floor
10 1st Street SE
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