National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom

                         

AMA Apology

NATIONAL JUNETEENTH MEDICAL COMMISSION

Welcomes you to the web site dedicated
to black physician response to the


American Medical Association (AMA) Apology
to African-American Physicians









Your invited to attend the annual ceremony on the anniversary
date of the AMA Apology to African-American Physicians


 
Saturday, the "17th of July", 2009, 11:30pm

Historic AMA Apology date - Thursday, July 17, 2008

of the

NATIONAL JUNETEENTH BLACK MEDICAL "MAAFA" MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Founded by Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., on January 1, 2009 - Anniversary date of the closure of the
MYERS FOUNDATION CHRISTIAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS in Amertica's poorest region, the Mississippi Delta

Historic closure date - January 1, 2004

15548 Hwy. 49 East    Tchula, Mississippi    662-235-4227
www.AMAApology.com

"A Remembrance of the Black Medical Holocaust in America & the AMA Apology to African-American Physicians"











Clarion Ledger Newspaper (jackson, MS)
AMA apology 1st step in ending 'apartheid'
By Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.     August 10, 2008

                                            
National Juneteenth Health Summit

An annual presentation by the National Juneteenth Medical Commission
discussing the medical facts about health disparities in America:

BLACK GENOCIDE
"Medical evidence of the legacy of enslavement in America!"

PRESS RELEASE


Hosted By:

The Black Health Care Coalition of Kansas City
www.bhcckc.org



P.O. Box 269
Belzoni, Mississippi 39038-0269
662-247-3364    662-247-1471    662-247-4767 Fax






150 Summerset Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
601-720-8046





PRESS RELEASE

Mississippi Black Physicians Claim AMA Apology Falls Short

Former AMA President Should Apologize to Mississippi Black Physicians

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Dr. Hill

Former AMA President, Dr. J. Edward Hill, Jr., of Tupelo, Mississippi
played a key role in the denial of malpractice insurance coverage of several Black
physicians because of the discriminatory policies of tort reform in Mississippi.


TV

Click to view Al Jazeera English video of Tchula, Mississippi,
one of the poorest towns in the Mississippi Delta, America's
most economically depressed geographical region


Former AMA President, Dr. J. Edward Hill, while serving as a Board Member of the Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi (MACM), an all white physician owned and operated medical malpractice insurance company, denied the renewal of malpractice insurance coverage of African-American Baptist medical missionary and Family Practicioner, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., leading to the closure of the Myers Foundation Christian Family Health Center of Tchula. Rev., Dr. Myers, the first ordained and commissioned medical missionary to the Mississippi Delta in the history of the African-American church in America, never had a medical malpractice suit during his over 16 years of service in Tchula. Dr. Myers considers his situation the worse case of "reverse tort reform" in American history.











Dr. Cobb
PHYSICIANS DIVIDED
Dr. W. Montague Cobb,
president of the National
Medical Association in
the 1960s.


Courtesy of Howard University
Dr. Cobb
Dr. W. Montague Cobb,
left, in the 1960s,
teaching anatomical
comparison.

Courtesy of Howard University







For Immediate Release
NMA ACCEPTS AMA APOLOGY FOR HISTORY OF RACIAL INEQUALITY
Contact: Alisa Mosley    202-347-1895
National Medical Association (NMA)    Washington, DC












Dr. Ramsey
William Brandford consults Dr. Wanda L. Ramsey at her Woodlawn office.
She is vice president of a black doctors association.
(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay / July 10,2008)


Baltimore Sun Newspaper
AMA apologizes for past racism
Group reviews how black doctors were denied membership
and support and says effects 'are still with us today'

By Liz F. Kay and David Kohn     July 11, 2008



Elmeisha Sturdivant
Albany High School junior
Elmeisha Sturdivant, 16, says
she would be more comfortable
dealing with a black doctor.
(Paul Buckowski / Times Union)
Robert Baker

Union College professor Robert
B. Baker is co-author of a
recent study on racial
discrimination in the medical
profession.
(Michael P. Farrell / Times Union)
Sabrin Apermaul
Sabrina Permaul, left, with her
children Nyaira, 4, and Nianna,
7, talks Thursday, July 10,
about the AMA's apology for
more than a century of
discrimination against black
doctors.
(Paul Buckowski / Times Union)




Dr. Riley
Wayne J. Riley, Meharry Medical College president, applauds the AMA.

The Tennessean Newspaper
AMA apology stuns Meharry CEO
By Claudia Pinto     July 11, 2008












New York Sun Newspaper
The AMA's Apology
By Editorial of the New York Sun     July 23, 2008



Doctor





doctor
It wasn't until the 1960s that the AMA took a
strong stance against policies dating to the 1800s
that barred Blacks from some state and local medical
societies, a prequisite for obtaining hospital privileges.





Dr. Harvey Allen, Sr.
Dr. Harvey Allen, Sr.





Dr. Thad Bell
Dr. Thaddeus J. Bell




St. Louis Today News
Moving beyond apologies
Editorial/Commentary     August 17, 2008




Myers Home
Dr. Myers (right) treating an elderly patient (left) in Tchula, Mississippi
during a recent house visit with People Magazine.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Healing the Past

By Bob Meadows     September 13, 2004


NEW YORK TIMES
Rural Doctor's Struggle to Care for the Poorest

By Peter Applebome     January 12, 1990





Help Reform Tort Reform!
Poor People and Chronic Pain Patients Need Health Care Too!






State Capitol Rally
Rally at the State Capitol - Jackson, Mississippi
Left to Right: Dr. Winston Price, President-NMA, Dr. Ron Myers, Dr. Albert Morris, Jr., Chairman-NMA

Click to view:
NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NMA) web site:

www.nmanet.org




Click below to receive copy of:
PHYSICIANS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE SURVEY

By Frank McCune, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman
National Juneteenth Medical Commission
www.19thofjune.com     www.Juneteenth.us







Jackson Advocate Newspaper
DR. MYERS SPEAKS OUT ON GMA

By Barbara Harris     February 3-9, 2005














Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
DOCTOR'S TROUBLES HAVE TUPELO ROOTS

By Michaela Gibson Morris     December 18, 2004








Drug Reporter
THE POLITICS OF PAIN

By DRC Net     October 4, 2004