American Experience

The Medical Committee for Human Rights

Clip: Season 31 | 4m 9s Video has closed captioning.

In June 1964, at the beginning of Freedom Summer, about 100 doctors, nurses and social workers traveled to Mississippi to provide medical care to civil rights workers and local community who couldn't receive adequate medical care in the segregated South. These caregivers were known as the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), and they became the medical arm for the civil rights movement.

Aired: 02/26/19

Rating: NR

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