this mary eliza mahoney, the first registered african american nurse in the states. she finished training in 1879

i am really sorry i didn’t even see i omitted “is”. this IS mary eliza mahoney! ⭐️

Show thread

@wednesday @vestal When your motto is "Work more and better the coming year than the previous year" you're gonna be pretty tired, I imagine 😂 Less flippantly, she worked as a private nurse for much of her career and in her day nursing included domestic tasks as well as medical ones, so no doubt she put up with tonnes of bs.

@lj_writes @wednesday she worked 16 hour days cleaning up behind white doctors and learning from them....! we gotta honor her amazing resilience and dedication to the practice

Sign in to participate in the conversation

Originally a small latinx / chicanx community, now open to all poc! Open to anyone from the culture cousins