This exhibit explores the history of Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) diversity, inclusion and belonging for students of color and other underrepresented groups. Perspectives of Change: The story of civil rights, diversity, inclusion and access to education at HMS and HSDM highlights stories of trailblazing students, faculty, trainees, and health leaders from the 19th century through today. Recorded interviews and a review of historical resources place the exhibit in a broad context as it captures themes of inequity, injustice, and health disparities, locally and nationally. The exhibit simultaneously depicts gains that have been made and directions for the future.
Perspectives of Change: The story of civil rights, diversity, inclusion and access to education at HMS and HSDM includes an oral history project and crowd-sourced collection of stories, images, and videos related to the historic and ongoing efforts to advance diversity and inclusion at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and their affiliates.
Edward Kravitz, PhD (HMS Faculty 1960—present)
J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, MPH, HMS Class of 1976
Matthew W. Plummer, Jr., DMD, MPH, HSDM Class of 1973
Brian Swann, DDS, MPH (HSDM faculty)