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The Story of Mercy-Douglas Hospital Airing on PBS

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Nurses from the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and Training School, c. 1940. Photo courtesy of Temple University, Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection.

The Story of Mercy-Douglass Hospital is about two Philadelphia hospitals founded by African Americans to provide medical care for African Americans is scheduled to air Thurs., Feb. 16th at 7:30 pm and 11 pm on WHYY (channel 12.) The video will also be available on the WHYY website earlier that day.

The Mercy-Douglass Hospital, a product of the merger of two institutions, Mercy Hospital and Fredrick Douglass Memorial Hospital, was the first training school for black nurses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It operated from 1895-1960.


February 16
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
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