To kick off the exhibit’s run at Kornhauser, Morris Weiss, will present the talk, “Before the Doors Were Opened: African American Medicine in Louisville 1872–1976,” at 11 a.m. April 22 in the library’s History Room. Weiss, a long-time Louisville cardiologist, has a family history of local medical practice. People can see the exhibit after his talk. Food will be served from noon to 1 p.m.
School groups are welcome to attend the exhibit, said organizers at Kornhauser, but they request that they or others bringing large groups call ahead to Tiffney Gipson, 502-852-8530 or Mary K. Marlatt, 502-852-5775.
Exhibit organizers intend for “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” to provide a glimpse into the contributions that African American academic surgeons have made to medicine and medical education and to inspire others to pursue careers in academic surgery.
The exhibit is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore.