Published April 7th, 2011 at 3:51 AM
From noted filmmaker Kevin Willmott, it’s a documentary called “From Separate to Equal, the Creation of Truman Medical Center.” This history of health care in Kansas City’s black community touches on pioneering African-American doctors with names like Unthank and Thompson and Perry, and early hospitals like Douglas and Wheatley. There are stories about about jazz legends and black celebrities who, despite their stature, couldn’t get treatment in white hospitals. It’s an eye opener, and a primer on how things can, with determination, be changed.
Airs Thursday, April 14 at 9pm
Excellent documentary How can I purchase it ?
I found this film to be educational and enlightening. I would love to own a copy, for I have several Aunts that was educated at General Hospital # 2. Some of the best nurses came from that hospital.
Superb documentary . . . extremely well crafted!
Didn’t get to see the film in its entirety but would like to for my mother could be in one of
the pictures of the graduating nurses. She also worked at Wheatley. Any chance of purchasing?
Looks like you can watch it at http://www.fromseparatetoequal.org/Default.aspx. You can also contact them through that website.