Film Screening and Discussion Brown Bag: The Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane with film creator, VCU professor Shawn Utsey, Ph.D.


This documentary illuminates the early history of mental health treatment for African Americans with a focus on the immediate aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation, from 1865 to the early 1900s. VCU Sociology Professor Shawn Utsey, Ph.D., will discuss his film and his research. Please bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. 

For special accommodations, or to register offline, please contact Sue Moss, research and education coordinator, (804) 828-3737  |