South Carolina Protest Targets Statue Of Doctor Who Conducted Inhumane Experiments On Enslaved Black Women

A poetic protest over the South Carolina statue of a controversial figure was held on State House grounds over the weekend, the¬†Free Times reports. Protest organizers said the celebrated narrative of J. Marion Sims, also called the “father of modern gynecology,” must be changed. Sims was known for surgically experimenting¬†on enslaved women suffering from injuries caused by prolonged labor that often resulted in stillbirth, all while never using anesthesia.