Includes information about the grant project, biographical sketches for each physician featured, and video recordings of all four public forums.
The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina grant project was an initiative of the Carolina Health Group. The project received funding through the North Carolina Humanities Council and ran for four weeks in February and March of 1996. The project involved holding public forums on four elderly black physicians in eastern North Carolina who had been practicing medicine for more than 40 years. The featured physicians were Dr. Andrew Best of Greenville, Dr. Milton Quigless of Tarboro, Dr. Joe Weaver of Ahoskie, and Dr. John Hannibal of Kinston.
Each forum focused on one of the doctors and drew upon their personal experiences. Their experiences established medical practices in rural, small towns of eastern North Carolina was the primary interest. The program also examined key events, such as periods of racial discord in the 1940s and 1950s, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the establishment of the school of medicine at East Carolina University.
The Black Physician Experience in Eastern North Carolina Grant Project Collection contains documentation for and the results of the North Carolina Humanities Council grant project. Series 1 contains information about the grant project, the grant application, and publicity. The subsequent series feature each of the four doctors who were part of the project: Dr. Andrew Best, Dr. Milton Quigless, Dr. Joe Weaver, and Dr. John Hannibal. Programs from the public forums held as part of the grant project, video footage of the forums, biographical sketches, and newspaper articles are included for each doctor.
1999 April 2: 1 binder and 8 video cassettes. Gift of Donald E. Ensley.
Gift of Donald E. Ensley
Processed by Layne Carpenter, 2019
Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.
Andrew A. Best Papers (LL 02.13), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Milton D. Quigless Papers (LL 02.10), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Oral History Collection (LL 02.03), The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.