Desegregation History Sharing Circles for the WashU Med & BJC Community

In April, 2024, Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare unveiled a permanent display highlighting the history of desegregation at WashU Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The history explores more than a century of perspectives of doctors, nurses, patients, students and staff at the Washington University Medical Center, with an emphasis on the leaders who fought for desegregation and continue to fight for equity today.

The Desegregation History timeline is located on the second-floor link of the BJC Institute of Health on the Medical Campus. An expanded timeline is also available online.

The WashU Medicine and BJC offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be facilitating sharing circles to provide space for community members to discuss their reactions, thoughts, questions, feelings and share stories that relate to their experience of the display and the story it tells of our institutions and the region. Some sessions will be hosted via Zoom and some will be hosted in-person. Please register as we are capping each session at 25 people to ensure all voices are heard.


Med Campus exhibit depicts historical experiences of Black employees, students, patients »

Stretching nearly 50 yards and spanning two centuries, the new exhibit demands attention.

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