Health Clubs in Action By the Cincinnati Anti-Tuberculosis League
Pamphlets 614.542 C574hc
The Cincinnati Anti-Tuberculosis League was formed in 1907 as a
result of the high percentage of the Negro population suffering
from tuberculosis. The first health club was the West End Colored
Women’s Health Club, founded in 1924. There were eventually
nine clinics organized for the health education of Negroes in Cincinnati
and Hamilton County. This pamphlet includes several interviews with
members of the clubs. View catalog recordRequest
William L. Mallory, Sr.
William L. Mallory, Sr. served in the Ohio House of Representatives
for 28 years and was Ohio’s first African American Majority
Floor Leader from 1975 to 1994. Health care, drug abuse and aging
were important issues during his legislative career. Of particular
note was his work to create the first state-wide drug prevention program,
the Urban Minority Alcohol Drug Outreach Program.
Opportunities in Cincinnati
Mss VF 851 Negro Opportunities in Cincinnati gives an
overview of the history of African Americans in Cincinnati and then
goes on to discuss their conditions in the 1920s and 1930s particularly
in the areas of housing, health, recreation, crime, social work, education,
and business. Request
Dr. Lucy Oxley
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1912, Lucy Oxley grew up in Cincinnati
and was the first African American woman to earn a medical degree
from the University of Cincinnati. She started a family practice in
Walnut Hills and served hundreds of patients. Dr. Oxley received many
honors during her career. More
The Shoemaker Clinic was established in 1926 by the Public Health
Federation with financing from the Community Chest and the Jacob G.
Schmidlapp Fund. The purpose of the clinic was to provide medical
service to the African Americans living in the West End of Cincinnati.
The staff included African American physicians and nurses. In 1949,
the Cincinnati Health Department took over control of the clinic.