Anarcha's Legacy

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Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic; 1675 Lower Water Street; Halifax
Organized By: The Women's Health Organization International (WHOI)

The Women's Health Organization International (WHOI) in collaboration with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, welcomes you to: Anarcha's Legacy, the untold story of Anarcha, a slave woman who was the victim of brutal medical experimentation all in the name of finding a cure for fistula.

This live art show will commemorate Anarcha, of the Wescott plantation in Alabama, who suffered from fistula in the 1800's and was subjected to inhumane medical procedures at the hands of Dr. James Marion Sims, known to many as the 'father of modern gynecology.'


Kim Cain (live art)
Habiba Cooper Diallo
Felicia Eghan
Martha Mutale
Afua Cooper


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