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The Life And Times Of The First Black Nurse In The United States

Today, we celebrate the life and times of the First Black woman to become a nurse in the US.

Mary Eliza Mahoney, born on May 7th, 1845 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained Nurse in the United States. In 1879, Mahoney was the first African American to graduate from an American school of nursing. Continue reading The Life And Times Of The First Black Nurse In The United States