Atlanta in Fulton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Sightless Among Miracles
For hundreds of years, a child leading a blind elder has been the fate of families stricken with river blindness (onchocerciasis)in Africa and Latin America. Now the demise of this ancient scourge is in sight, thanks to a drug
donated by Merck and Company and distributed to millions of people by The Carter Center, the River Blindness Foundation, and others. This bronze sculpture was created by R. T. Wallen and donated by John and Rebecca Moores.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine.
Location. 33° 46.007′ N, 84° 21.391′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker can be reached from Freedom Parkway. Marker is in the garden of The Carter Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Atlanta GA 30307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Augustus Hurt Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus Hurt House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battles for Atlanta (about 400 feet away, measured Stanley's Sector (approx. 0.2 miles away); National NuGrape Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); The DeGress Battery (approx. half a mile away); The March to the Sea (approx. half a mile away); The Troup Hurt House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
Also see . . . Onchocerciasis - River Blindness - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.