University of Michigan research project, funded by the W.K.
Kellogg Foundation of Michigan, has two purposes:
collect and preserve information on the health care-related
history of southeast Michigan African Americans during
the critical period of 1940-1969.
address concerns regarding the current needs
and attitudes of African Americans with regard to health
care in this geographic area.
invite you to explore this website and the comprehensive information
the Project" contains many details including methodology
and short bios of the research staff.
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.
Histories" offers historical backgound information
about black-owned and -operated hospitals in the Detroit metropolitan
area during the 20th century.
Conference" provides a summary of the February 1999
conference in Detroit.
section contains all of the project newsletters.
contains bibliographies of interest to researchers, and links
to other websites.
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.
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