From Desegregation to Diversity & Inclusion: An Encore Presentation

January 11, 2023
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. EST

Hosted by the History of Pharmacy SIG

Desegregation at southern schools of pharmacy was a slow process, with schools admitting their first Black students between the late 1940s and the late 1960s. The stories of the first Black students are rarely told, yet this history is recent enough that many of these pioneers are still alive. By collecting and sharing stories of this complex and uncomfortable history, schools can better understand their own histories and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This webinar is an encore presentation of one presented at the recent AACP annual meeting. 


  1. Describe the early desegregation at southern schools of pharmacy between the late 1940s and late 1960s.
  2. Identify the the challenges early Black students experiences in attending a school of pharmacy. 
  3. Identify the impact of desegregation has on DEI initiative for today's schools of pharmacy. 


S. Scott Wisneski, Pharm.D.
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy


Benjamin Y. Urick, Pharm.D.., Ph.D.
Health Outcomes Research Principal
Prime Therapeutics

Christian Brown
Pharm.D. Candidate, 2023
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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