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Health Is a Human Right [Race and Place in America] is a repurposing by the Georgia State University (GSU) Library and the GSU School of Public Health of elements from the CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum’s 2014 exhibition.

This exhibition examines some historic challenges of the past 120 years in achieving health equity for all in the U.S. We know that “race and place” are as important as personal choices in achieving our full potential. People with low-incomes, minorities, and other socially disadvantaged populations face significant inequities in opportunity for optimal health. This can lead to inequities in health, along the lines of race, ethnicity, and place.

This exhibit is an evolving, on-going project with input, research and up-dates from GSU students and faculty as lesson plans and curriculum related to the exhibit content are developed and implemented.

The physical exhibit is housed at Georgia State University College of Law. For information about how to view the exhibit in person, visit


The development of this website is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Curatorial assistance provided by Laurie Sedicino.
Omeka exhibit created by Sharon Leslie, Georgia State University Library.

Exhibit Team
Kim Ramsey-White
Laurie Sedicino
Stacie Kershner
Margaret Hooker
Sharon Leslie

Participating Faculty
Kimberly Cleveland
Iris Feinberg
Matt Gayman
Jeffrey Glover
John Steward
Cassie White

Digital Design Team
Eric Willoughby
Spencer Roberts


Emerson Elementary School Class Photo Courtesy of the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library.

Digital exhibit copyrighted by Georgia State University Library.