Letter from Mervyn Dymally to a private citizen, 1969

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Title

Letter from Mervyn Dymally to a private citizen, 1969

Subject

Health Care
Welfare
Discrimination
State and Federal Governments
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-2012

Description

In this letter, Dymally replies to the concerns of a constituent, who is a medical doctor, about welfare recipients who discriminate in their choice of doctors. Dymally asserts that many black people, after lifetimes of constant rejection by racists, fear white doctors as a result. Black American’s mistrust of the medical system is built on a long history of harm, discrimination, racist and unfounded views of the Black body, and unethical experimentation, the most infamous of which may be the Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932-1972).

Written by Arturo Alvarenga-Gonzalez and Carmen Ng, History 3450 Fall 2020.

Creator

Dymally, Mervyn M.

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1969-05-13

Rights

NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Sanchez_M_009.01

Citation

Dymally, Mervyn M. , “Letter from Mervyn Dymally to a private citizen, 1969,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/17.