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ASALH Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group Branch Event, Midwives and Maternal Health in the African American Community: Then & Now

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

The William Jewell College Nursing Program and Garrison School Cultural Center of Liberty invite you to a Women’s History Month Program, “Midwives and Maternal Health in the African American Community: Then & Now,” Sunday, March 27th, in the Yates-Gill College Union starting at 2:00 pm.

The program will celebrate the life and legacy of Lucy Jacobs Stewart, a Liberty, Missouri Midwife born in 1854. Lucy is one of more than 750 African Americans interred in unmarked graves in the segregated sections of Fairview and New Hope Cemeteries. Local Kansas City actor Shirley Johnson will perform an reenactment of Lucy Jacobs Stewart.

Midwife Kimberly Lartey, JD, CPM, Founder of The Boabab Tree Midwives and Doulas; and Marvia Jones, PhD, MPH, Kansas City Health Department Director will address contemporary maternal health issues and opportunities.

An original portrait of Lucy Jacobs Stewart was commissioned and painted by Brianna Nechelle Art of Oklahoma City. Brianna is passionate about artistry and investing in wellness for her community to advance economically. Her mission is to promote empowerment through wellness, authenticity and the arts. https://www.briannanechelle.com

1 Contact Hour Continuing Education Unit will be provided for licensed healthcare professionals.

A reception will follow immediately after the program.

Limited edition signed prints of the portrait are available for 75$ at the reception or can be ordered by donating $75 plus 15$ for shipping and handling.


Clay County African American Legacy Inc. (501c3)
William Jewell College Department of Nursing
Liberty African American Legacy Memorial
Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group
New Birth Company Birth Center