Save the Date, Sept. 7: Harriet Washington to Deliver Winthrop P. Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture

By Ben Boulden

This year’s lecturer is Harriet A. Washington, an award-winning medical writer and editor, and the author of the best-selling book, Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.

Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures

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About Harriet A. Washington

Author Harriet A. Washington focuses mainly upon bioethics, history of medicine, African American health issues and the intersection of medicine, ethics and culture.

Medical Apartheid, the first social history of medical research with African Americans, was chosen as one of Publishers’ Weekly Best Books of 2006. The book also won the National Book Critics Circle Nonfiction Award, a PEN award, 2007 Gustavus Myers Award, and Nonfiction Award of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. Experts have praised its scholarship, accuracy and insights.

Washington wrote Medical Apartheid while she was a research fellow in ethics at Harvard Medical School. Her other books include Infectious Madness, Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself, Parkinson’s Disease and Living Healthy with Hepatitis C, and she co-authored Health and Healing for African Americans.

About the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Distinguished Lecture

The Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures were established in 1972 by friends of former Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. The endowment that funds the lecture program allows six universities in the University of Arkansas system to offer free public lectures that communicate ideas to stimulate public discussion, intellectual debate and cultural advancement.