“The Color of Medicine” traces the rise and fall of St. Louis’ premier black hospital, Homer G. Phillips, which at one point in time trained the largest number of black doctors and nurses in the world. The film chronicles the unique history of the medical training of African-American doctors and nurses before and after desegregation.
Shown with “Code Blue” (dir. Romas Slezas)
This short — made by Henry Hampton’s Blackside Productions and recently restored by Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation — was a recruitment film aimed at bringing minorities into the medical profession.
Co-presented with Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series.