GBN Daily Drop for May 12, 2022: Mary Eliza Mahoney, 1st African American Licensed Nurse in U.S.

Good Black News: The Daily Drop by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

Episode notes

Born in 1879, Mary Eliza Mahoney worked hard for nearly two decades to earn her nursing license, overcoming discrimination to become the first African American person to do so in the United States. To learn more about Boston-born and based Mahoney, read Mary Eliza Mahoney and the Legacy of African-American Nurses, watch a short bio on YouTube or check out the links to more sources below.


 ...  Read more
american nurses associationblack nursesnational womens hall of famemary eliza mahoneybostonnursingnational association of colored graduate nursesnew england hospital for women and childrenboston womens heritage trail