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Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: NLM Exhibit

African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Community Educational Program

Educational Program

Saturday, April 14, 2012 • 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM • Margherio Family Conference Center


Dr. De'Andrea Wiggins • Interim Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

WSU School of Medicine

Wayne State Faculty Panel:

Marc Kruman • Professor, History Department Chair

Topic: The Civil War

Kidada Williams • Assistant Professor, History Department

Topic: African Americans & the Civil War

Marsha Richmond • Associate Professor, History Department

Topic: Medicine in Detroit in the 1860's

Deborah S. Walker • Associate Professor, College of Nursing

Topic: The Civil War and Nursing

Special Guest Speaker:

Jeff O'Den • Historical Documentary Filmmaker

Topic: “Lest We Forget: Black Civil War Soldiers & Sailors”

Light refreshments will be served.

LIMITED SEATING so please RSVP by April 4.

Contact 313-577-6666 or with contact information and number attending.

Link to WSU Event Calendar

Link to WSU Public Relations Press Release

NOTE: Traffic Detour - E. Canfield is closed between John R & Brush. Drive to E. Canfield from Warren Ave. or Mack Ave. to St. Antoine, head west on E. Canfield. Parking Lot #75 at 545 E. Canfield (between St. Antoine & Brush). See Map.

NOTE: Walk into Margherio Conf. Center through "Brush St. Entrance"

WDET Radio Interview

Craig Fahle Show

WDET 101.9 FM
Wayne State University History Professors, Marsha Richmond and Kidada Williams, discuss African Americans in Civil War Medicine.

Exhibit Poster

Site Creator

Site content and design by Rachael Clark, Collections/Digital Collections Librarian, Wayne State University Libraries. 

Contact information:

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

On View at the Shiffman Library March 19 - April 28, 2012

Shiffman ExhibitPhoto Credit: Tom Roe                     

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender.

The Binding Wounds exhibit is on display at Wayne State University Shiffman Medical Library from March 19 - April 28, 2012.

Admission is free and open to the public, during Shiffman Library's open hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 12 midnight, Friday 7:30 am - 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 8 pm.

Location: Mazurek Medical Education Commons, 320 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI 48201    MAP    

For directions and information about the traffic detour and parking, call 313-577-4118.

Opening Reception

Spring 2012 Arts in the Atrium

Opening Reception


March 21, 2012

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Shiffman Atrium & Stapleton Room


De'Andrea Wiggins, Ph.D.

Interim Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, WSU School of Medicine

Presentation of Flags

Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men Junior ROTC

Opening Remarks

Sandra Yee, Ph.D.

Dean of WSU Library System


Valerie M. Parisi, M.D.

M.P.H., M.B.A., Dean WSU School of Medicine

Introduction to Civil War Medicine

Thomas Roe, M.D.

Assistant Professor, WSU School of Medicine

Physically Disabled Veterans of the Civil War

Scott Jankowski

Honors History Student, Wayne State Univerity

Unveiling of the Exhibit

Refreshments in the Stapleton Room

Limited space, Must RSVP to 313-577-6666 or with contact information and number attending.

Link to WSU Event Calendar

Link to WSULS News Blog

Link to SOM Prognosis Newsletter

Special Recognition

Program Creator Credits

Funding Statement for the Exhibit and Events

This project has been funded in whole or in part by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and  Human Services under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00005-C  with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences, the  Wayne State University Library System for the Shiffman Medical Library Outreach and Community Engagement Program. This exhibition was developed and produced by the National Library of Medicine with research assistance from The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and curated by Jill L. Newmark.

In addition to the above sponsors, the opening event is funded in part by the Wayne State University School of Medicine Arts in the Atrium 2012 Program.

A special "Thank You" to our sponsors and participants for making the exhibit and events possible!