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The Power to Heal: Documentary and Discussion (2/24/2019)

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019
From 1pm to 3pm

Mountain Marquee
31 W Court St
Marion , NC 28752

Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP NC

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Power to Heal 

Join us for a free film and discussion.

Before Medicare was introduced in 1965, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Fewer than 50% of the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally. The South was especially challenged, as one in three hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies. But by using the carrot of Medicare dollars, the federal government virtually ended the practice of racially segregated health care. The powerful book and documentary THE POWER TO HEAL illustrates how Movement leaders and grass-roots volunteers pressed and worked with the federal government to achieve justice and fairness for African-Americans.  The documentary will be followed with a community discussion with local leaders to explore these historical issues and reflect upon current day challenges.

Refreshments provided.

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