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Central State Lunatic Asylum For the Colored Insane:  First Mental Hospital For African Americans In The U.S.

Established in 1868, The Central State Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane, Petersburg, Virginia was the first mental health facility in the U.S. for African Americans because hospitals caring for white patients refused to accept black patients.   Click the link to learn more.

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