The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution – Film Screening & Discussion

Wednesday, August 15th at 4:00 pm at the West Tisbury Library, David Barton Smith will present the first public screening on the Vineyard of the documentary, “The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution.” Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Arthur Vining Davis, and WETA, narrated Danny Glover and directed by Academy Award winner Charles Burnett, the film reveals the untold story of how the grass roots civil rights movement captured the implementation of the Medicare program and transformed our nation’s hospitals from our most racially and economically segregated institutions into our most integrated ones in matter of months.

A panel discussion and question and answer session will follow.