Science Pub: Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance at The Speakeasy

Wednesday, 30 January, 2019


How can African American medical traditions during slavery serve as a source of power today?  

Yale University historian of medicine, Carolyn Roberts, will highlight some of the hidden histories of African American medical practitioners during slavery at the next Science Pub on January 30th.  Dr. Roberts’ talk “Hidden Histories of Medicine, Slavery, and Resistance” will explore how the enslaved used botanical knowledge, herbal therapies, and spirituality as a way to resist brutality, cure disease, and heal their communities.  In the process, enslaved women and men contributed to early modern medicine and science. 

What To Expect
A 30” talk followed by a 30” Q&A discussion • Table-side seating on a first come basis

Where and When
Wednesday, January 30 • Arrive anytime between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m  • Program will begin at 6:30 pm and will conclude at 7:30 pm.

No registration needed  • Room for 100 curious citizens 21 & up.

The Speakeasy • 526 North 2nd Street • Plan your GRTC bus trip • Find Parking

No registration
• Attend for free or donate what you can • $7 suggested  • If you’re on Facebook, we’d love you to indicate that you're going HERE and to share the news with friends.




The Speakeasy
526 North 2nd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Event Contact

Christopher Lee

Phone: 8045608236
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