Epidemics and African American Communities from 1793 to the Present


Thursday, April 16, 2020, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Our second event-

The Myth of Innate Racial Differences Between White and Black People’s Bodies: Lessons From the 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”

- A Conversation with Prof. Rana Hogarth

Hosted by Professor Evelynn Hammonds 

To view a recording of the event go to:  https://youtu.be/RxzceX2qM-g

photo    Rana Hogarth, is Asst. Professor of History at the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on the medical and scientific constructions of race during the era of slavery and beyond. She is the author of Medicalizing Blackness: Making Racial Difference in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840 (2017)