Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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07/05/2016
by barenose
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Remember the Ladies: Mary Mahoney

Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. Mahoney was one of the first African Americans to graduate from a nursing school, and she prospered in a predominantly white society. She also challenged discrimination against African Americans in nursing. Continue reading

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