Dear & Glorious Physician: The History of Black Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals in
Newark and Places Just Beyond the River
Curated by Sandra L. West
Exhibition | Opening Reception | Special Programs
Kenney Hospital, Newark, NJ. (Year unknown)
Second Floor Gallery
January 29 to March 28, 2009
PNC Foundation is proud to support
the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration.
Dear & Glorious Physician seeks to educate the public about the accomplishments
of the profession to the areas of social justice, human rights, and community development.
Daria M. Placitella
Northern New Jersey Regional President
PNC Financial Services Group
Alfred Davis, Jr., DC
Davis Chiropractic Center
Lois V. Green, RCN, MBA
Cathedral Regional Cancer Center
Milton Hollar-Gregory, Esq.
Board of Trustees–UMDNJ
M. Ishmael Griffin, MD
St. Michael’s Medical Center
F. Kennedy Gordon, MD
Gordon Elite Sports Medicine
Mark S. Johnson, MPH, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Robert L. Johnson, FAAP, MD
Gwen Watford-Miller, RN
Quality Health Care, Inc.
Sandra W. Moss, MD, MA
Medical History Society of New Jersey
Adrienne A. Phillips, MD, MPH
Algernon A. Phillips, MD
Formerly with Veterans Affairs
Elois Gwendolyn Rodger-Phillips, MD
Fred Cohen Cancer Group
Beth Israel Hospital
Opening Reception Co-Sponsors
The Newark Landmarks and Preservation Committee
Newark History Society
New Salem Baptist Church
The Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience
The Newark Public Library
See photos from the opening reception on Flickr.
Thursday, January 29
Opening Reception See photos from the reception
The History of Kenney Hospital
The opening reception features a lecture on Newark’s Kenney Hospital by Dr. Clement Alexander Price of Rutgers University. Rev. John K. White, pastor of New Salem Baptist
Church, will speak on "Living in a Historical Landmark." Linda Kenney Miller will present the keynote address about her grandfather, Dr. John Kenney, and the hospital he inaugurated. Traditional African drumming and processional by Spectrums Afrikans.
Centennial Hall, 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 4
Say It Loud
This film, created by former Nickelodeon actor Jordan Coleman, encourages
African-American boys to do well in school and in life. It includes interviews with Mayor Cory Booker, Kobe Bryant, and Michael Strahan.
Weequahic Branch Library
355 Osborne Terrace
Saturday, February 14
The History of Harlem Hospital
Educator and historian Robert Hayden will discuss his research on the pre-Harlem
Renaissance history of a large urban hospital and its premier black physician. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.
James Brown African-American Room, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, February 18
From Birmingham to Botswana
Operatic vocalist Gwen Moten sings her tragedy-to-triumph memoir, as she moves from
Birmingham, Alabama during the civil rights movement to her rise as a cultural ambassador.
Auditorium, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 25
Remembering My Dad, The Doctor
A roundtable discussion by the children of community activists and physicians, featuring author Carole Darden-Lloyd (Dr. Walter Darden), pediatrician Dr. Edwina Verner (Dr. Edward Verner), and retired librarian Ms. Barbara Polk-Riley (Dr. Charles Polk). Journalist Caryl Lucas will lead the discussion.
Centennial Hall, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 10
With Love, Lorraine
A one-woman play performed by award-winning actor Elizabeth Van Dyke. It celebrates
the 50th anniversary of A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal work.
Centennial Hall, 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 28
An afternoon of wellness-themed classes: Megan Garcia Yoga for Plus Size, Celeste
Bateman being a myasthenia gravis survivor, and chiropractor Dr. Tashia Hilliard the human skeletal system.
James Brown African American Room, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
All programs are free and open to the public. For more information call us at 973-733-5411 or 973-424-1831. In case of inclement weather, please call 973-733-7784 to determine whether the Library is open.