February is Black History Month and HHC facilities will be holding a variety of events to celebrate the rich history of African Americans in medicine and the significant cultural contributions of African Americans in New York City. Among them are:
- Bellevue nurse Camille Petty and retired nurse Daisy McFadden will discuss their work and their roles in history when they recount the "History of Black Nursing" on Thurs., Feb. 25 at Bellevue Hospital Center.
- At Queens Hospital Center, Laurie A. Cumbo, founder and director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Art, is the featured speaker on Feb. 19. The documentary "Voices of Civil Rights" will be shown in the New Building, Room A540, on Wed., Feb. 24. And author and motivational speaker Darell W. Pone will be the guest on Thurs., Feb. 25.
- Kings County Hospital Center will hold a program featuring historical reviews, music, dance, poetry and reflections on Friday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1 in the T building auditorium, 451 Clarkson St., Brooklyn.