Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate

A new three-bed facility dubbed Homer G. Phillips Memorial Hospital, pictured here on Aug. 10, 2022, is scheduled to open in 2023 in a predominantly Black area of St. Louis, Mo. Some Black residents are upset that the three-bed hospital being built by a white developer will carry the Homer G. Phillips name. The original Homer G. Phillips Hospital was built amid segregation in the 1930s. It had 660 beds and trained many Black doctors and nurses who went on to work around the world. (AP Photo/Jim Salter)

Honor or cultural appropriation? Hospital name spurs debate