Lecture: Contraband Hospital and the African Americans Who Served There

Jill Newmark, Exhibition Specialist and Curator at the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health

The story of African American medical personnel who served during the Civil War is an often overlooked and neglected part of Civil War history.  Hear the story of one hospital in Washington, D.C. that treated black soldiers and civilians and explore the stories of African American nurses and surgeons who served there.

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee on us.