Author: The Associated Press

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.