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National Negro Health Week The Thirty-Third Annual Observance March 30 - April 6, 1947

Kenney, John A. (1947) National Negro Health Week The Thirty-Third Annual Observance March 30 - April 6, 1947. Journal of the National Medical Association, 39 (2). pp. 78-79.

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Abstract

This now national popular movement was initiated by the late Booker T. Washington at Tuskegee Institute some thirty-odd years ago. In this connection we are reminded of the topic "Despise Not the Day of Small Beginnings." At first it was annual clean-up week under the direction of Dr. Washington. The Tuskegee Institute School and the surrounding community were called upon at the beginning of spring to clean up their premises and in every way possible within their resources to improve their homes and surroundings. Meetings were held, health talks were given, and sermons on health were preached not only on the school's premises but these were extended into surrounding communities.


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Uncontrolled Keywords: National Negro Health Week, Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee Institute
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2011 11:06
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2012 21:48
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2454

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