Today, while visiting the website of the National Library of Medicine for work purposes, I noticed an announcement of a new online exhibit titled, “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.”
The online exhibit focuses on the specific contributions of African-Americans as nurses, surgeons and hospital workers. There are 5 main sections to the site, each presented by a banner in physical form:
- In Uniform
- Catalyst for Change
- Nursing the Wounded
- Working for Freedom
- Within these Walls
The online exhibit includes brief biographies of several individuals and includes numerous pictures. It’s not an in-depth treatment of the topic, but gives a solid overview. In addition, there are Lesson Plans for K-12 educators and the exhibit will be travelling around the country. The online exhibit can be found here.
Disclosure: In my professional career, I’ve been funded by the National Library of Medicine twice for training fellowships.