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This edition: Black America on the Brink with Dr. Diedre Cooper Owens

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Episode Details

Original tape date: January 23, 2018.

First aired: March 11, 2018.

Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens is an Author & Asst. History Professor at Queens College/CUNY. She joins us to discuss her book “Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology".

Dr. Owen discusses the father of gynecology, James Marion Sims and how he trained his slaves to assist him in his work while experimenting on them and that this practice was unfortunately common between doctors and slaves.

Dr. Owens also makes a comparison through her studies of the tolerance in child birth between white and black women.

Guest List

Deirdre Cooper Owens Author; Assistant Professor of History, Queens College/CUNY

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