Mind-Body Medicine and Black Women’s Clubs in the Era of Jim Crow
October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This virtual lecture will explore the ways that African-American women have managed their anxiety throughout history. As this discussion will focus on the historical context of African-American wellness, it will include the history of medicine, race and health. In specific, it will dive into the therapeutic treatments of nervousness, insomnia and indigestion.
The discussion will be led by Carrie Street, a PhD candidate at the University of California San Diego, who specializes in the United States history of health, gender and race. In addition, Street teaches at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.