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April 2 Teresa B. Lachin
Dr. Webster Sewell and the Struggle for Equal Care
Join historian Teresa Lachin as we explore the life, medical career, and perseverance of Dr. Webster Sewell.
Dr. Webster Sewell, a 1930 graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine, practiced medicine during the 1930s and during and after World War II. He subsequently operated a medical clinic and “Birthing Center,” an in-patient facility in Norbeck, Maryland, and he treated any patient- black or white- who needed care regardless of ability to pay. Known as one of the few black doctors in Montgomery County, Dr. Sewell was a tireless advocate for equality in medical care. His long life and professional career are examined within the context of the “black hospital movement,” a self-help endeavor initiated in the 1920s as a response to the glaring inequalities of segregated and separate medicine in America.