Stanton, Tenn. is located in West Tennessee. Historically, Stanton was a slave-based cotton economy. The population remains today predominantly African American descendants of enslaved peoples.
In the late 1970s, Stanton community leaders contacted the Center for Health Services (CHS) at Vanderbilt seeking support for a community health evaluation in support of their ambition to build a local clinic.
Barbara Clinton, formerly CHS director, reconnected with local leader Jean Carney in Stanton, Tenn. in October 2017. In the video clip below, Jean recounts the origin story of the Stanton Community Clinic, still standing today.