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The Medical Committee for Human Rights | American Experience | PBS

In June 1964, at the beginning of Freedom Summer, roughly 100 doctors, nurses and social workers traveled to Mississippi to provide medical care to civil rights workers and local community people who couldn’t receive appropriate or adequate medical care in the segregated South. These caregivers were known as the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), and they became the medical arm of the civil rights movement.