New book reveals the 'gut wrenching and appalling' history of a Jim Crow asylum

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T Segal
T Segal

From Peabody and Emmy award winning journalist, Antonia Hylton, comes a new book that uncovers the disturbing history of a segregated asylum in 1911, where Black patients were forced to build their own treatment facility. The book, "Madness, Race, and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum," sheds light on the harrowing conditions and racial discrimination endured by patients until the facility's closure in 2004. Hylton joins Morning Joe to discuss. 

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