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George Rashid - The Leper of Pickens

April 28, 2016 @ 7:15 pm - 12:00 am

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Screening of the documentary George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens. rrWith the news of Dr. James L. Cunningham’s death in 1965, the topic of the leper of Pickens resurfaced. Many people recalled their own interactions with Dr. Cunningham, and usually the “Doc” stories would lead to remembering when a leper was quarantined in a boxcar after being placed in the custody of the B&O Railroad by the states of Maryland and eventually West Virginia. The documentary follows the life of George Rashid over a five-month period in 1906 when he became the first in his family to visit West Virginia. His story was front page news both nationally and internationally based on the hunger of the press for sensationalism, fear of the unknown and lack of public health laws. The documentary provides insight into the life of George Rashid, a Lebanese Maronite Catholic immigrant, and how his life tragically ended in Pickens West Virginia.

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Date:
April 28, 2016
Time:
7:15 pm - 12:00 am
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Venue

Marshall University Smith Recital Hall
Hal Greer Blvd & 3rd Ave
Huntington, United States
Phone:
304-696-3146

Organizer

Peggy Proudfoot Harman
Phone:
304-696-3146

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