Learn about ‘Doctoring Women’

In her class “Doctoring Women,” Martha Bireda, Ph.D., explores the lives and work of “the midwives and grannies who provided the foundation of health care for enslaved African-Americans.”

“I refer to the midwives and grannies as powerful doctoring women because they used their skills not only to heal the sick, but they also practiced cultural freedom, resistance and ensured the survival of traditional African practices,” Bireda said.

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