Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons Exhibit
March 13 - April 21
A.T. Still Memorial Library to host traveling exhibit honoring pioneering
African American surgeons and healthcare educators.
“Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, will be available for viewing at A.T. Still Memorial Library in Kirksville, Missouri, from March 13-April 21.
The exhibit will be open to public viewing from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. A.T. Still Memorial Library is located inside the Connell Information Technologies Center.
The journey of African American physicians from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early Black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, but trailblazers and educators who created pathways for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opened doors to better healthcare for the African American community.
This exhibition celebrates their achievements and highlights those who exemplify excellence in their respective fields. The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and companion website.