THE COLOR OF MEDICINE: THE STORY OF HOMER G. PHILLIPS HOSPITAL
A documentary about the rise and fall of St. Louis, Missouri’s premier black hospital that at one point in history, trained the largest number of Black doctors and nurses in the world. The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital chronicles the unique history of the medical training of African-American doctors and nurses before and after desegregation. The film features Dr. Earle U. Robinson Jr., a 2nd generation physician and alumnus from Homer G. Phillips hospital, who shares his personal story and his father’s, Dr. Earle Robinson, Sr., who was one of the first 27 black graduates of the prestigious hospital. Recollections of the hospital’s beginnings in 1937 to its closing in 1979 are heard from other physicians, nurses and patients, along with community activists and leaders expressing the valuable significant contributions that Homer G. Phillips hospital made in African-American and United States history.
Homer G. Phillips