Someone Else’s Shoes is a documentary highlighting trailblazers in medicine and dentistry in North Carolina who broke down barriers and paved the way for future generations, helping to increase everyone’s access to care.

The makers of the documentary say that, today’s doctors of color stand on the shoulders of giants like Bishop Henry Beard Delany ,who saved one of the largest hospitals for Blacks on the East Coast in the early 1900s,
Dr. Paul McGill, the first Black orthodontist in Charlotte, Dr. Kenneth Chambers, one of the first board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologists in Charlotte, and Dr. Brenda Armstrong who is one of the first black students at Duke Medical School. Through in-depth interviews with experts, archival footage and images, the film tells the story of these pioneers and the challenges they faced in their pursuit of equal access to quality health care.
The film focuses on the establishment of St. Agnes Hospital in Raleigh. St. Agnes as one of the first Black-owned and operated hospitals in North Carolina. The hospital provided vital medical services to the Black community and helped to address the many challenges they faced, including discrimination and inadequate access to health care.

The Premiere Screening is Saturday, September 23, at 7:30pm (doors open at 7).  You can enjoy the film at Saint Augustine’s University Seby B. Jones Auditorium in Raleigh.

The film was screened at the North Carolina Medical Society, where producer Dr. Cheryl Walker-McGill met with NCMS CEO Chip Baggett.

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