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Virtual History Happy Hour - NPR's Pam Fessler

Presented by Sandy Spring Museum at Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring MD

Feb 25, 2021

Virtual History Happy Hour - NPR's Pam Fessler

NPR Correspondent Pam Fessler talks about the little known story of a U.S. government leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, where thousands of Americans were confined, often against their will and for the rest of their lives.

Carville’s Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

NPR Correspondent Pam Fessler talks about the little known story of a U.S. government leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana, where thousands of Americans were confined, often against their will and for the rest of their lives. The patients — including Fessler’s husband’s grandfather — were the victims of the centuries-old stigma surrounding leprosy, which is one of the least contagious diseases. But the Carville patients fought

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