Opening Reception-Black Medicine White Bodies Exhibition
McKissick Museum presents a reception and gallery talk January 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with Liz Wakefield, USC Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies Carlina de la Cova. Wakefield is the guest curator of the exhibition Black Medicine/White Bodies: An Investigation of Charleston’s Yellow Fever Epidemics 1854-1871. Focusing on the role of traditional African folk healers in the South Carolina Lowcountry, the exhibition examines the lasting approaches to healthcare and treatment of disease by African folk healers and mainstream Western medical practitioners during the yellow fever epidemics that plagued Charleston during the mid-19th century. The exhibition runs January 12th to May 6th. Free.