Otelia Cromwell Day, Thursday

Keynote address given by Harriet Washington, author of "Medical Apartheid" at 1 pm; workshops follow at 3 pm; evening performance at 7:30 pm.

Medical Apartheid by Harriet Washington

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - full schedule
1:00 pm Keynote Address
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall
3:00 pm Workshops/Breakout Sessions
Various locations
4:00 pm Remembering Difficult Histories: A panel presentation and conversation
Ford Hall 240, Case Study Room
7:30 pm The P.L.A.Y.E.R.S. Club Steppers
John M. Greene Hall
Friday, November 11, 2011
4:15 pm CEEDS Tea and Talkback, Wright Hall
8:00 pm “Weaving Voices,” a student-led spoken-word/open mic, Mwangi Cultural Center

Award-winning medical writer Harriet Washington will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Otelia Cromwell Day symposium. Washington is the author of Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Washington’s talk will be preceded by a performance by the Smith College Glee Club, and a recitation, by Novana Venerable ’12, of Maven, a poem commissioned by Smith in honor of Otelia Cromwell, written by award-winning poet Nikky Finney.

All Otelia Cromwell Day events are free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.

Learn more about Otelia Cromwell Day, and see the complete event schedule.

Libraries Resources

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Afro-American Resources (Smith College Libraries)
Resources covering Afro-American history and culture.

College Archives (Smith College Libraries)
Learn more about Smith College history and Otelia Cromwell.

Otelia Cromwell
Otelia Cromwell


Internet Site Access
Medical Apartheid (book's website) http://www.medicalapartheid.com/
National Public Radio - Listen to an interview with Harriet Washington http://www.npr.org
Democracy Now- Read, watch, and listen to an interview with Harriet Washington. http://www.democracynow.org
Google Video - interviews with Harriet Washington http://video.google.com/


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