Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Body and SoulThe Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alondra Nelson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816676484

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 29 May 2022



Race and Health in the Post–Civil Rights Era

(p.181) Conclusion
Body and Soul

Alondra Nelson

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter summarizes the scope of the Black Panther Party’s activism, considering its influence on how health inequality is historicized and theorized. It talks about the Black Panther’s health politics that emphasized the demands for healthcare access and liberation from “medical apartheid”, and describes how the Black Panther and their allies struggled to remedy the lack of access to medical services for members of marginalized groups by supplying basic preventive care at the People’s Free Medical Clinics (PFMC). The chapter concludes with a discussion of Black Panther’s health politics that suggests why today some African Americans still hold a complex and critical perspective that recognizes the particular vulnerability of blacks as patients and research subjects.

Keywords:   Black Panther Party, health politics, healthcare access, medical apartheid, People’s Free Medical Clinics, PFMC, African Americans

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.