Home About the Project The Oral Histories Hospital Histories National Conference Newsletters Resources Contact Us Kellogg African American Health Care Project
Documenting the Historical Experiences of African Americans in Southeastern Michigan
with Regard to Health Care, the Health Professions and the Health Sciences
This University of Michigan research project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Michigan, has two purposes:
to collect and preserve information on the health care-related history of southeast Michigan African Americans during the critical period of 1940-1969.
to address concerns regarding the current needs and attitudes of African Americans with regard to health care in this geographic area. 
We invite you to explore this website and the comprehensive information in it. 
"About the Project" contains many details including methodology and short bios of the research staff.
"The Oral Histories" lists the people interviewed in the core activity of the project:  in-depth conversations with historically significant figures in Detroit-area health care for African Americans during the 1940-1969 period. This section contains selected text and audio clips from the interviews, plus biographical information and photographs.
"Hospital Histories" offers historical backgound information about black-owned and -operated hospitals in the Detroit metropolitan area during the 20th century.
"National Conference" provides a summary of the February 1999 conference in Detroit.
The "Newsletters" section contains all of the project newsletters.
"Resources" contains bibliographies of interest to researchers, and links to other websites.
Finally, please understand that this website contains only a fraction of the entire collection, which is held in the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. 
And before you leave, please visit our "Contact Us" page.  We want to hear from you and welcome your feedback. Let us know your reactions, questions, and suggestions ... and perhaps something about who you are and why you're here.

 

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