Columbia Research, part of Columbia University in New York, held a discussion of Remembering Anarcha today via Zoom. The discussion included Michelle Browder and J.C. Hallman, who appear in the film, as well as Harriet Washington, author of the book Medical Apartheid.
I was able to tune in and listen to the topics being discussed, which included subjects like informed consent, judging history by modern morality, the power of art, and more. It was a great and informative discussion, and I appreciate Columbia Research for holding this event.
In the art section Michelle talked about her monument to the “Mothers of Gynecology” – Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey – which stands at her More Up Campus in Montgomery, AL. The pictures of the monument are great, but I highly encourage you to see them in person. It’s a powerful monument, and she did a wonderful job on both the art and raising awareness about this part of history. (She’s the one who brought this subject to my attention, which made me want to pursue the film.) Check out AnarchaLucyBetsey.org for more information on the monument and the upcoming Day of Reckoning conference.
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