Please visit the Library (Building 1L) to view, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. Many histories have been written about medical care during the U.S. Civil War, but the participation and contributions of African Americans as nurses, surgeons, and hospital workers have often been overlooked. Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender. Learn more online.
For faculty interested in incorporating the exhibit in their classroom, lesson plans, higher education modules, online activities, and a bibliography of additional resources are available online.