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Civil Rights & The Mothers of Gynecology

The Country’s First Mothers of Gynecology Monument

  • Duration Varies
  • 69.50 US dollars
  • More Up Campus

Service Description

RETRACE THE STEPS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - The Indian/The slave/The colonizers History of Montgomery’s Foundation Historical KRESS on Dexter - Explore Montgomery’s Art and History - Kings Home Centennial Hill - Richard Harris House - Visit historical neighborhoods throughout Montgomery. - Including West Side of Montgomery - Southern Poverty Law Center - Sims Hospital Meet The Mothers of Gynecology Monument artist Michelle Browder For the first time since the civil rights movement there is a national reckoning around race in America. More Up seeks to participate in this reckoning by finding creative ways to honor the voiceless, the minimized, the ignored. Phase I is the erection of the “Mothers of Gynecology” monument, to honor the sacrifice of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, the enslaved experimental subjects of the so-called “father of gynecology,” J. Marion Sims. More Up is located in Montgomery, Alabama, and the “Mothers of Gynecology” monument will stand not far from where Sims’s dastardly experiments were conducted. Drawing on a comprehensive re-examination of Sims’s career, and never-before-seen archival documents that reveal the lives and fates of Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey, the “Mothers of Gynecology” will act as a first step toward teaching and reimagining the true story of the nation, facing the injustice of the past and honoring the courage of overlooked heroes.) Location: More Up Campus 17 Mildred Street Open Wednesday - Sundays 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Pickup Location: Montgomery Visitor Center at 1 Court Square, Montgomery, AL

Contact Details

  • 17 Mildred Street, Montgomery, AL, USA


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