December 10, 2018, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
What happens to a dream deferred? Sometimes it flowers into genius in the unlikeliest of times and places.
Join us for a screening of the award-winning film Something The Lord Made. The film shows us the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock, MD and Vivien Thomas, the grandson of a slave whose dreams of becoming a physician were dashed by the economic disaster of The Great Depression, and by racism. The duo devised surgical procedures that saved the lives of “blue babies”- infants born with cyanotic heart disease.
This film garnered two Golden Globe Nominations, three Daytime Emmys and 12 other award for its stellar cast featuring Alan Rickman, Yaslin Bey (Mos Def), and Gabrielle Union.
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Posted: December 06, 2018