Boelens, Peter

Peter Boelens was an activist who, following graduation from medical school, moved to Cary, Mississippi, in Sharkey County and established a health center in 1972. The Cary Christian Center health center went on to expand into health cooperatives across Sharkey County. He told this story in Delta Doctor, written with Maureen Rank.

Sources:

“Mississippi on the Mind and Cuba.” W.T. Whitney, Jr. People’s World.
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/mississippi-on-the-mind-and-cuba/

“Remembering Dr. Peter Boelens”.
https://www.cchf.org/resources/blog/remembering-dr-peter-boelens/

http://www.lukesociety.org/news/blog/peter-boelens-obituary/