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Tuesday Talks: Dr. Webster Sewell

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join historian Teresa Lachin as we explore the life, medical career, and perseverance of Dr. Webster Sewell, a 1930 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine who practiced medicine during the 1930s and during and after World War II. He subsequently operated a medical clinic and “Birthing Center,” an in-patient facility in Norbeck, Maryland, where he treated any patient who needed care – black or white – regardless of ability to pay. Known as one of the few black doctors in Montgomery County, Dr. Sewell was a tireless advocate for equality in medical care. His long life and professional career are examined within the context of the “black hospital movement,” a self-help endeavor initiated in the 1920s as a response to the glaring inequalities of segregated and separate medicine in America.

Details

Date:
April 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
https://montgomeryhistory.org/event/tuesday-talks-dr-webster-sewell-2/

Organizer

Montgomery County Historical Society

Venue

Beall-Dawson Museum
103 W. Montgomery Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Phone:
301-340-2825
Website:
http://montgomeryhistory.org