Movers & Makers

The Story of Mercy-Douglass Hospital

Season 5 Episode 1 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Movers & Makers Special on the history of Philadelphia hospitals founded by the Black community. From Frederick Douglass Hospital in 1895 and Mercy Hospital in 1907, to their merging in 1948, Black medical professionals have had to overcome widespread discrimination in the field of medicine. Historians, doctors, and nurses discuss the role of race in healthcare of the past, present and future.

Aired: 02/16/23

Rating: TV-G

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Movers & Makers is a local public television program presented by WHYY.