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EXTENDED INTERVIEW: Film Explores History of Segregated Medicine in Kansas City


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 Centers, 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. Above is an extended conversation with the filmmakers, which aired during KC Currents this week.


  • 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 www.FromSeparateToEqual.org. 

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