"As professional chaplains, we are committed to ending racism, discrimination, and all forces that disrespect our common humanity."
The pioneering physician recalls the summer of 1964, the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced
Featured speaker Jeffrey Upperman, MD, recalls lessons of his parents and urges "pick big problems to attack."
The United Voices of Vanderbilt choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and André Churchwell soloed on "Abraham, Martin and John."
“This is an important day in the context of what’s going on in our country,” said André Churchwell, MD, chief diversity officer for VUMC.
Debut performance of United Voices of Vanderbilt brings smiles to faces of patients, families and employees.
In 1964, with little fanfare, Harold Jordan, MD, became the first African-American resident physician at Vanderbilt. Looking back to that time, he recalls the support of his colleagues and the challenges he faced.