St. Jude’s historic roadmap in the segregated South

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 28, 2023 2:23 PM CT | Published: February 28, 2023 2:23 PM CT

St. Jude became the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South, where Black and white patients were treated in the same room, dined together and shared bathroom facilities.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Danny Thomas ALSAC Rick Shadyac Subscriber Only

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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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