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Dr. Geiger first came to Mississippi in response to the clarion call sounded by Dr. Robert Smith, to provide healthcare to the Freedom Riders who were registering African Americans to vote in 1964. It was then that he became aware of the generations of African Americans in the Mississippi Delta, who had no access to healthcare, and were living in unhealthy and unsafe environments. Following that fateful “Freedom Summer,” Dr. Geiger, along with Dr. Robert Smith, Dr. Count Gibson, and others, held an all-night meeting in a Greenville, MS hotel, emerging with a commitment to establish “neighborhood health centers” to address the plight and unmet needs of underserved, impoverished people and communities. Tufts Delta Health Center was established in Mound Bayou, MS, with funding from the newly formed Office of Economic Opportunity established by President Lyndon Johnson.

While this is a day of great sadness, Dr. H. Jack Geiger’s vision and work positively affected the lives of millions of Americans. His vision, tenacity, commitment, and compassion was beyond reproach.

1st Annual Delta Health Center MLK Jr. Basketball Classic

Delta Health Center is excited to announce its 1st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Basketball Classic, to be held on January 15, 2022.The event will be held at the Isaiah Peterson Gymnasium, North Bolivar High School in Shelby, MS. In addition to serving as a fundraiser for the Dr. Jack Geiger Patient Assistance Fund, the event will highlight and provide community access to a number of Delta Health Center services include COVID-19 education and vaccinations. Other highlights include an on-site health fair, half-time entertainment, a celebrity skills challenge, recognition of basketball legends such as Lusia Harris, and much more!

The 1st Annual MLK Jr. Basketball Classic event promises to be a commemorative experience for participating student-athlete and all those attending the event. Sixteen high school teams across Bolivar, Sharkey, Washington, Sunflower, and Leflore counties will participate in this year’s classic! Your support will help make this a truly historic event!