Black Man in a White Coat

Francis Marion University will present a colloquium and related events featuring Dr. Damon Tweedy, author of Black Man in a White Coat, on March 14, 2018. From his experiences in medical school, Dr. Tweedy blends observation, research, and his patients’ reports to look closely at the effects of race and racism on medical training, healthcare accessibility, hospital funding, and patient treatment. SC Humanities supported this programming with a Fast Track Literary Grant in August 2017.

The Common Text Colloquium serves Francis Marion University’s composition and literature courses and frequently partners with other Departments and programs across Francis Marion University to build a community of readers. At 2:30 p.m. on March 14, Dr. Tweedy will discuss his memoir Black Man in a White Coat in the Chapman Auditorium.

Additional events include:

3:30 Panel and Poster Session, featuring research by FMU students
7:30 Fireside Chat with Dr. Tweedy in the Chapman Auditorium
8:30 Book Signing and Reception in the McNair Lobby

A graduate of Duke School of Medicine and Yale Law, Dr. Tweedy teaches at Duke and practices in the Durham Veteran Affairs Health System.  In addition to race and medicine, Dr. Tweedy has published on misperceptions of psychiatry, controlling high blood pressures, and the political careers of Dr. Ben Carson and President Barack Obama.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Shawn Smolen-Morton, 843-661-1508.

The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 20-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.