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From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: “Until the Well Runs Dry"
The History Center’s African American Program will sponsor several film screenings and discussions in 2018 as part of the From Slavery to Freedom Film Series, hosted by the Frick Environmental Center at 2005 Beechwood Boulevard in Pittsburgh.
On April 11, join the Heinz History Center for a screening of “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies."
The practice of grave robbing for purposes of medical dissection was widespread in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. Those individuals whose job it was to secure bodies for dissecting labs in medical colleges were known as “Resurrectionists.” During the 1800s, Richmond, Virginia was a bustling market for the domestic trade of enslavedView more
This event is free, and no pre-registration is required.
2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15217