Denver Poet Dominique Christina Gives Voice To Enslaved Black Woman Who Endured Medical Experiments


In the 1800s, Dr. J. Marion Sims, a white doctor considered to be the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on enslaved black women, including a woman named Anarcha. In her new poetry collection “Anarcha Speaks: A History In Poems,” Denver poet Dominique Christina writes from the perspective of both Anarcha and Dr. Sims. Listen to her on Colorado Matters.


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