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Body and SoulThe Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination$
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Alondra Nelson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676484

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.001.0001

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African American Responses to Medical Discrimination Before 1966

African American Responses to Medical Discrimination Before 1966

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(p.23) 1. African American Responses to Medical Discrimination Before 1966
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Body and Soul
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Alondra Nelson

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.003.0002

This chapter gives an account of the history of African American health-focused activisms that led to the Black Panther Party’s health politics. It surveys significant moments of the long civil rights movement that were mobilized in response to the forms of health inequality experienced by black communities, such as lack of access to healthcare resources; exclusion from whites-only hospitals; refusal of admission to professional schools, associations, and organizations; deficient or non-existent medical care; and deliberate neglect and medical abuse. The Black Panther was considered an heir to health activism, which directly reflected tactics drawn from the tradition of African American health politics.

Keywords:   Black Panther Party, African American, health politics, civil rights movement, health inequality, healthcare resources, whites-only hospitals, medical care, health activism

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