Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 150
Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we look at a recent SIU Press book release: "Without Concealment, Without Compromise: The Courageous Lives of Black Civil War Surgeons."
Author Jill L. Newmark explores the history of some 12,000 Union Civil War surgeons, only fourteen were Black men. This book is the first-ever comprehensive exploration of their lives and service. Newmark’s outstanding research uncovers stories hidden for more than 150 years, illuminating the unique experiences of proud, patriotic men who fought racism and discrimination to attend medical school and serve with the U.S. military. Their efforts and actions influenced societal change and forged new pathways for African Americans.