Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons Exhibit @ Your Library

Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is hosting the Opening Doors exhibit from July 5 – August 13 at Headquarters Library (300 Maiden Lane) on the second floor. Opening Doors is an exhibition celebrating contemporary African-American academic surgeons and the contributions they have made to medicine and medical education.

This exhibit is the final installment completing a grant the library was awarded in 2015 totaling $39,395. The grant has focused on creating family-oriented projects providing improved access to health resources, digital information and health related programs for children and families.

Making health resources more readily available to the community has been a focus for this grant, and this exhibit tells the stories of four pioneering African American surgeons and educators who have had great successes in their fields. Through contemporary and historical images, the exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through the lives and achievements of these academic surgeons and provides a glimpse into the stories of those that came before and after. An online version of the exhibition is also available here.

This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

Health programming is supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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