Letter from Leonidas Berry

Letter from Chicago Commission on Human Relations members Leonidas H. Berry, MD and Hal M. Freeman on the shortage of hospital facilities on Chicago’s South Side and its relationship to racial discrimination in medical care, May 4, 1962.

City Of Chicago
Richard J. Daley, Mayor
Commission on Human Relations
211 West Wacker Drive-Room 1310,
Chicago 6. Illinois,
Phone 236-4912

Ely M. Aaron, Chairman
Ralph D. Robinson, Secretary
Morris Bialis, Augustine J. Bowe, Dr. Preston Bradley, Clifford J. Campbell, William G. Caples, Lester Crown, Jerome J. Friedman, Mrs. Wendell E. Green, Maurice McElligott, Hale Nelson, Peter R. Scalise, Ray L. Walker, Edward Marciniak Executive Director

May 4, 1962

Dear Friend:

The next meeting of the Advisory Health Committee of the Commission on Human Relations will be held

Wednesday, May 16, 1962
3 P.M.,
211 West Wacker Drive
Room 1328

On May 16th we shall initiate a series of Health Committee meetings devoted to an examination of the shortage of South Side hospital facilities and its relationship to discrimination in medical care. A proposed solution to this problem, which has been endorsed by the Cook County Physicians Association, will be presented by a representative of that group.

We urge you to attend this meeting and present your views.

Please return the enclosed postal card indicating whether you plan to be present.

Sincerely yours,
Leonidas H. Berry, M.D.,
Chairman Health Committee
Hal M. Freeman, Secretary
Health Committee

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