Photo of Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama

UAB History intern for the spring semester, Olivia Evans, assisted in creating a display titled “The Black Hospital Movement” using Reynolds-Finley library materials and imagery found within. This was part of a larger project to further develop the library’s collections regarding African Americans in medicine and health care that she facilitated during her internship. As her display explains, “The Black Hospital Movement emerged in response to African American doctors and patients being excluded from most hospitals due to segregation laws.” The image shown here is of the Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon, Alabama, which was the mental hospital for African Americans from 1902 to 1969. Come visit the display in Reynolds-Finley Historical Library.