February 11, 2021

Family practice leads to Black History Month display in Scott Hall


A member of the Wayne State University School of Medicine has shared a family practice to help mark Black History Month on the medical school campus.

Students and faculty members who can enter Scott Hall will have seen the display, “Wayne State University School of Medicine in Honor of Black History Month,” featuring African American figures, just inside the main entrance.

The display, celebrating historical figures and their achievements and contributions, is the brainchild of DeShaun Harris, director of Medical Student Services.

“This was an idea that I had and wanted to share with the school even though we are not all physically on campus,” Harris said. “My family uses flashcards of historical African American figures who are lesser known but have made significant contributions to the world as a nightly topic at dinner throughout the year. I thought it would be a good idea to share a few of those cards – on a larger scale – for passersby to read, engage and become familiar with the lesser known individuals and events of black history.”

The display will be in the lobby through the end of February.