Dr. Jack Geiger and medical staff at the Tufts-Delta Community Health Center, attending to a dehydrated infant. Photo credit: Dan Bernstein, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hungry in the Mississippi Delta


The summer of 1964 in Mississippi was Freedom Summer, a huge campaign to register black Americans to vote. Among the students teachers who traveled to Mississippi for the movement were doctors and nurses and medical students. While they moved around the state, patching up civil rights workers, they saw a poverty they could never have … Continued