Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker leads asks the participants to join her while she sings a song the slaves use to sing to cope with the pain and torture.Watch Video
Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker receives the 2018 MLK Social Justice Award for Health DisparitiesWatch Video
Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker took it upon herself to mourn all the African Americans who were lynched in the United States with a homegoing that she has presented twice so far, most recently at St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield.Watch Video
Marcie Sclove visits Shirley Whitaker in her home and gives us a look at some of Shirley's art.Watch Video
Dr. Whitaker is a long term resident of Amherst who was trained as an internist and Nephrologist. Inspired by her experience as a physician and artist, her desire is to continue to give back to her community using her own artwork to get her health gospel out. She uses her time to help educate the general public, and she's created quite a following behind her mantra "Taking Charge of Your Health."