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Freedom House: The Birth of the Modern Paramedic | February SHC Noon Lecture

Freedom House: The Birth of the Modern Paramedic | February SHC Noon Lecture Online

Join us for the February SHC Noon Lecture featuring Kevin Hazzard and John Moon for a discussion about the Freedom House Ambulance Service in Pittsburg and the first paramedics in America. Hazzard’s book, American Sirens, outlines the significance of the all-Black team of paramedics and the care they provided their community despite the racism they faced. John Moon provides significant insight as a member of Freedom House Ambulance Service. Between Hazzard’s research and Moon’s lived experience, the two will give a succinct and comprehensive look at a significant moment in medical history.

Kevin Hazzard is a journalist, TV writer, and former paramedic. His first book, A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride to the Edge and Back, was published in 2016. He now writes for film and TV, with work produced by Hulu, CBS, ABC, and Universal. His journalism has been published at 99% Invisible, the Atavist, Men’s Journal, Washington Post, Atlanta Magazine, and elsewhere. He serves on the Governing Board of Global Response Medicine and is a sought-after voice on emergency medicine. He lives in Atlanta.

John Moon is one of America’s first paramedics and one of the central figures in American Sirens. Learn more about his life and shift in career from a hospital orderly to a history-making medic in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in our lecture!

The lecture will take place Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 12 PM EST on Zoom. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is required by Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6 PM to reserve your seat and receive login information. 

To learn more information about the Noon Lectures, please visit waring.library.musc.edu, email waringhl@musc.edu, or call (843)792-2288.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Student History Club  

Registration is required. There are 70 seats available.

Event Organizer

Anna Schuldt

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