Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 6pm – 8pm, The Atlanta Cyclorama will host a free lecture “Slavery, The Civil War, and African American Mental Health” with nationally-noted author and teacher, Dr. Joy DeGruy.
DeGruy authored Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing and traces the ways that both overt and subtle forms of racism have damaged the collective African-American psyche; causing a manifestation of poor mental and physical health, family and relationship dysfunction, and self-destructive impulses.
This ‘mental health’ lecture marks the final event of Atlanta’s 2012 American Civil War 150th Anniversary Series “The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later”.
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Joy DeGruy, Author, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
LECTURE: “Slavery, The Civil War, and African American Mental Health”
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
LOCATION: The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum 800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315
Source: 11Alive News