Separate: Black Health in America
Published February 1, 2019
48 min
    Add to queue
    Copy URL
    Show notes

    Segregation in housing and education has had reverberations on health care and health outcomes for African-Americans. In this episode, we explore the legacy of that separation. We meet some of the people who helped integrate hospitals as the Civil Rights fight was heating up, and hear from a millennial mom, who says that, yes — even in 2018, finding a black doctor to care for her girls is “a thing.” Throughout the episode, we also visit separate, largely black spaces that nourish African-American health and well-being.

    Also heard on this episode:

    • Pierre Johnson talks about his path to becoming a physician – he’s co-authored a book about his experiences called “The Pulse of Perseverance.”
    • New York Times Magazine writer Nikole Hannah Jones explores segregation in schools and the long-lasting effects on health and career choices.
    • Rickey Powell and Jeff Drew describe their experiences growing up in “Dynamite Hill,” a neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama that was targeted by the Klan.
        0:00:00 / 0:00:00