A special viewing of the 2011 documentary, “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies” will take place on from 6:30-8:15 pm on Saturday, March 25 during Anatomy Connected 2023.
Written and directed by Dr. Shawn O. Utsey and produced by Virginia Commonwealth University, this 60-minute documentary chronicles the involvement of well-known medical colleges in the practice of illegal grave robbing of Black cemeteries during the 19th century, including the Medical College of Virginia (now Virginia Commonwealth University). The powerful film also explores how the legacy of this predatory practice influenced contemporary attitudes of African Americans towards medicine.
The screening will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with Dr. Utsey and AAA members. Light refreshments will be provided.