*THIS IS A WELLNESS PASSPORT EVENT*
The Medical History Interest Group invites you to attend "Call the (Eastern North Carolina) Midwife: The Remarkable Career of Lovie Beard Shelton" presented by author Lisa Yarger, MA Folklore.
From 1950 to 2001, nurse-midwife Lovie Beard Shelton delivered some 4000 babies in eastern North Carolina homes. The first public health nurse in Pamlico County and the first nurse-midwife to practice in North Carolina, Shelton, who was white, navigated between the white medical and public health establishment and the African American communities she primarily served. Her career serves as a window into the rich and complicated history of birth and midwifery in North Carolina in the second half of the 20th century.
All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.
Lectures may be video recorded.
For directions, visit: go.ecu.edu/f11b1c96
For the presentation schedule, visit: go.ecu.edu/426d6b70
To see the recordings from earlier seasons, please click on the “Past Presentations” link at the top of the presentation schedule page.
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Laupus Library, 4th Floor Gallery 500 Health Science Drive, Greenville, NC 27834