1966 U.S. Civil Rights Commission Hearings in Cleveland: Health

Image from the transcript of the hearings. (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Nick Castele / ideastream)

In a relatively short session focused on public health, a physician and a researcher briefed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on infant mortality rates, prenatal care and the limited availability medical staff in Cleveland's African-American communities. 

Listen to all the testimony below. Audio is courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. 

Return to the main page.

  • William C. Payne, Jr., program analyst for the Federal Programs Division of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Dr. Joanne E. Finley, Health Council of the Cleveland Welfare Federation
 

 

Support Provided By

More Wcpn Schedule
More Wclv Schedule
Schedule
Donate
90.3 WCPN
WCLV Classical 104.9
NPR Hourly Newscast
The Latest News and Headlines from NPR
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.
This text will be replaced with a player.