Bullitt History of Medicine Lecture - "Infectious Fear: Politics, disease and the health effects of segregation"
For most of the first half of the twentieth century, tuberculosis ranked among the top three causes of mortality among urban African-Americans. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., examines how individuals and institutions - black and white, public and private - responded to the challenges of tuberculosis in a segregated society.
Dr. Samuel Kelton Roberts, Jr., an associate professor at Columbia University, specializes in the history of post-emancipation African-American social movements, class formations and urban political economy.
Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper buffet. Presentation begins at 6 p.m.