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Healing, Mobility, & Fugitive Logic: Revisiting Harriet Tubman as Both a Healer & Intellectual

February 6, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Waring Historical Library’s Black History Month Lecture to focus on a new perspective on Harriet Tubman

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ph.D., will present the Waring Historical Library Society’s Black History Month Lecture focusing on Harriet Tubman’s contributions to medical history. As a historian of medicine, Cooper Owens has documented the importance of Black women’s healing practices to the development of American medicine. In her presentation, she will discuss Harriet Tubman’s contributions to the Black freedom struggle and highlight Tubman’s healing practices as a complement to her abolitionism. The lecture will be held both in person and also livestreamed to accommodate those who cannot be on campus. The event will be hosted by MUSC’s Waring Historical Library on Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the Drug Discovery Building Auditorium on the MUSC campus.

Cooper Owens, the Linda and Charles Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and director of the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is one of two Black women in the nation who hold these positions. She is currently working on a popular biography of Harriet Tubman through the lens of disability and a monograph about the history of race, medical discovery and the C-section.

This event is free and open to the public, though reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served after the in-person event. Please RSVP at bit.ly/2023-BHML

To learn more, please visit waring.library.musc.edu, email [email protected] or call (843) 792-2288.


February 6, 2023
6:00 pm
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MUSC’s Drug Discovery Building
68 President St.
Charleston, SC 29425 United States
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