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  1. Lands, LeeAnn. “A City Divided” Southern Spaces 2009.

  2. Gleason, Katie. “Black Gender Gap in Education: Historical Trends and Racial Comparisons” The Journalist’s Resource 2011.,successfully%20earned%20a%20college%20degree

  3. Gates, Henry Louis and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. “The African American National Biography” New York: Oxford University Press, 2008 pp.122-123.

  4. “Helen Elizabeth Nash.” Helen E. Nash - We've Come a Long Way, Maybe, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 2009.

  5. “Black History Month: A Medical Perspective: Education.” LibGuides, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives, 2021.

  6. Wartts, Adrienne. “Homer G. Phillips Hospital (1937-1979)” Black Past 2008.

  7. Sarah Smith Kuehnel, Abstinence-Only Education Fails African American Youth, 86 WASH. U. L. REV. 1241 (2009). Available at:
  8. Hunt, Marion. “Transcript: Helen E. Nash, 1999” Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project, Bernard Becker Medical Library, 1999

Upcoming BHM Events
     SNMA Virtual Movie Night: The Color of Medicine
     February 17, 2022 - More details will be sent out

    SNMA BHM Virtual Trivia Night
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Community Highlights of the Week
    The Griot Museum of Black History
    2505 St Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106

    (314) 241-7057

    The Legacy of Dr. Venable
    February 24, 2022
    Celebrate the resilience of Dr. Howard P. Venable, an ophthalmologist and university professor who worked for equity       
    in health, education, and legal justice. In celebration of Black History Month. More info on time and registration

Book of the Week
   The Racial Divide in American Medicine: Black Physicians and the Struggle for Justice in Health Care by Richard D. deShazo, 
   MD, MACP (Editor)


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