Special issue for Black History Month

February 2012…The Healthy Bulletin newspaper at Marshall Street Elementary School in Norristown, Pa., recently marked Black History Month with a special issue highlighting accomplishments of African Americans in medicine.

The stories included an interview with Dr. Calvin Johnson, former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. He discussed how kids can play a role in making their communities healthier places.

The Healthy Bulletin reporters also attended a lecture by Eugene Robinson, a Tuskegee airman, at the Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library. Mr. Robinson described the history of the elite fighter squadron and answered the reporters’ questions about how he stays healthy and fit.

In addition, the newspaper held a press conference with Wendy Campbell, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association – Delaware Valley Chapter. She told the Healthy Bulletin staffers about Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, an African American psychiatrist who worked with Dr. Alois Alzheimer in Germany more than 100 years ago.

The articles appeared in the newspaper’s March 2012 issue.

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