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History of Medicine and the Civil War: A Guide -- Exhibit to accompany Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine: Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine

Jones Hall - January 8, 2018 to February 16, 2018.

Visit this travelling exhibition in New Orleans, explore the exhibition online, use the educational resources in the classroom.

Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War - Jan8-Feb17,2018

The National Library of Medicine exhibition, Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine, will be available in New Orleans on the Tulane University Campus in Jones Hall (2nd Floor Exhibition Area).  Related items are on display from the Tulane’s Libraries and Archives.  The street address is: 6801 Freret Street; directly across Newcomb Place from Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, which is Tulane's main library. This traveling exhibition is sponsored by the Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences. The exhibition is open to the public between January 8, 2018 thru February 16, 2018, from- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday. (Closed on University Holidays) 


Join us for an lecture and opening reception Thursday, January 18 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Jones Hall, Room 204 7 2nd floor Gallery - Free and open to the public.

Mark Charles Roudané, Special Guest Speaker,

“Shifting Expectations and Activism: An Appreciation of the Civil Rights Movement Born in New Orleans”

MARK CHARLES ROUDANÉ’s great, great grandfather, Louis Charles Roudanez, was a physician, activist, and journalist. Roudanez founded the South’ first Black newspaper, L’Union (1862-1864), and America’s first Black daily, the New Orleans Tribune (1864-1869). Black New Orleanians rallied around the Tribune and organized one of the most important civil rights campaigns in American history. Issues of the Tribune are featured in the exhibition assembled from the Tulane Collections to accompany NLMs Binding Wounds: Pushing Boundaries traveling exhibition.

Mr. Roudané was born in New Orleans and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. An educator, author, and public speaker, Mr. Roudané wrote The New Orleans Tribune, An Introduction to America’s First Black Daily Newspaper.  Mr. Roudané’s roots are in Africa, France, Haiti, and Louisiana.  His 4th great paternal and maternal grandmothers were enslaved in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti).  His ancestors lived as free people of color in Louisiana, including Jean Baptiste Roudanez, the publisher of the New Orleans Tribune, and Louis Charles Roudanez, the newspaper’s guiding force. Inspired by his heritage, Mark had devoted himself to the research of these historic journals. 



Selected Resources - Print and Online (PDF)

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