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February 2024 SHC Lecture to Feature Lahnice Hollister

by Tabitha Samuel on 2024-02-07T12:00:00-05:00 | 0 Comments


February 2024 SHC Lecture Announcement Flyer

John A. McFall (P.D.) was among the first generation born in freedom in South Carolina. McFall entered the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy before completing high school at Avery in Charleston; he graduated with honors in 1899. Dr. McFall’s grandniece published his recently discovered, personal story as: Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John A. McFall. In his manuscript, McFall wrote about the adversities he faced as a pharmacy student and as a pharmacist in Charleston, South Carolina when segregation was legal.

What did advocacy for equity in healthcare, education and justice that preceded the era of sit-ins and Freedom rides look like? What can be learned from these early endeavors for change? Learn more at this month’s Student History Club (SHC) Noon Lecture, featuring Dr. McFall's grandniece, Lahnice Hollister.

Lahnice Hollister edited and published Dr. McFall’s entire manuscript – but not because of ancestor worship. Working on the manuscript brought home William Faulkner words: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Dr. McFall’s voice echoes loudly and urgently. We can’t vanquish cancer if we don’t know where it’s buried or how deeply.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 12 PM EST on Zoom. This event is open to the public. Virtual seating is limited and registration is required by Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and to receive login information.

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