Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where Genealogy Meets Politics...

Dr. Gatch and the fight to create the Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services Center.
Photos by Diane Arbus
This is an album of photos from an article on Beaufort County Doctor, Dr. Donald Gatch of Sheldon and his fight to create the Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Services Center in 1969.  My Great Uncle Lawrence Washington - President of the NAACP-Beaufort at the time, Reverend I.D. Newman of Orangeburg, Former Senator Fritz Hollings and Dr. Donald Gatch tour Beaufort and Jasper County visiting the poor in what would be dubbed by the NATIONAL PRESS, "The Hunger Tour."  Thirty years ago in Beaufort, people were dying of third world diseases like Pellagra. It was the Dr.'s efforts alongside others that changed all that.

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