Black History: Special Delivery!!
Established on 1970, The People’s Drug Program was launched at Lincoln Hospital in New York by the Young Lords, the Black Panther Party, and other community activists. The Young Lords is a Puerto Rican liberation organization founded in 1968. The Black Panther Party was Black power political organization founded in 1966. Instrumental in this cause was Mutulu Shakur, a member of the black liberation group, the Republic of New Afrika. Shakur was interested in the use of acupuncture to treat addiction. Shakur became aware of acupuncture when his son received it after a car accident. Shakur received training and began to practice acupuncture as part of the People’s Drug Program in 1971 along with Walter Bosque and other community volunteers.Continue reading “Acupuncture & Activism: Dr. Mutulu Shakur & The People’s Drug Program”