As published in the Campus Times
After a somber and stormy Friday afternoon, Civil Rights figure and former script consultant for “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World” Dr. Alvin Poussaint illuminated Strong Auditorium for the University’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Commemorative Address. Students, faculty and locals alike gathered to watch the soft spoken Dr. Poussaint deliver a speech and presentation of his experience in the Civil Rights Movement.
Dr. Poussaint, who currently serves as the Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Dean for Student Affairs at the Harvard Medical School, decided to focus the majority of his presentation on his experience as the Southern Field Director of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in Jackson, Miss. from 1965 to 1967. As the director,
Dr. Poussaint provided medical care to civil rights workers and aided in the desegregation of public hospitals.