Film Explores History of Segregated Medicine in Kansas City | KCUR

Film Explores History of Segregated Medicine in Kansas City

Apr 7, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Up until the 1950s in Kansas City, if you were sick, the color of your skin determined where you could go for care. A new documentary commissioned by Truman Medical Center, From Separate to Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Centers, explores the history of segregated medicine in Kansas City. KCUR's Elana Gordon recently caught up with the film's creators, Kevin Willmott and Greg Hurd, who previously made Confederate States of America and The Only Good Indian.


  • Catch an extended conversation with the filmmakers during KC Currents this Sunday at 5pm.
  • The Plaza library branch is hosting a free screening of the film and a discussion with producer Greg Hurd tonight, April 7th, at 6pm.
  • The film will be airing on Kansas City Public Television April 14th at 9pm and again on April 17th at 6pm.
  • Beginning April 18th, the film can be viewed for free at


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