Hey, this is Lori Lakin Hutcherson, founder and editor in chief of Good Black News, here to share with you a daily drop of Good Black News for Thursday, May 12th, 2022, based on the “A Year of Good Black News Page-A-Day Calendar” published by Workman Publishing.
In 1879, Boston-born Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African American licensed nurse in the United States. From a young age, Mahoney had dreams of becoming a nurse and in her teens, she started working at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, which was unique for having all women doctors. For 15 years Mahoney worked as a custodian and cook there, until she finally became a nurse’s aide. Once the hospital opened a nursing school, Mahoney was one of only four students out of 42 to complete its 16-month training progra