Realities from the Frontlines: COVID Chronicles Panel May 2021

By The Mitchell Center for African American Heritage, Delaware Historical Society

On May 20, 2021 the Delaware Historical Society, Mitchell Center for African American Heritage partnered with DETV to present Realities from the Frontlines. The panel of four frontline workers, Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White, Dr. Brian Perry, Kathy Crawford, MSN, RN, CCRN and James Ndungu, RN BSN, discussed their experiences and personal sacrifices, documenting the realities of the pandemic’s toll in Delaware. Journalist Nichelle Polston, who previously teamed up with Key Robbins and DHS to create the documentary short film COVID Chronicles Delaware, moderated the discussion.

Over 150 viewers joined the live program via Zoom and DETV’s Facebook Livestream.

Stay Tuned! On October 7, 2021 Dr. Velma Scantlebury-White will be presented with the Delaware Makers Award for her contributions to the medical field as the first African American woman to specialize in transplant surgery in the United States and for her work as Associate Director the Kidney Transplant Program at Christiana Care.

Miss the live program? Watch the full recording here:

What about these experiences resonates with you the most?

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