Mabel Keaton Staupers
Originally a Barbadian, Mabel Keaton Staupers became an American after her parents moved to New York where she grew up and became a professional nurse in 1917. Mabel K. Staupers is largely celebrated for her efforts in ending the exclusion of African American nurses from the United States Army ranks. A policy that had lasted for several years. She is also responsible for the integration of the American Nurses Association after a successful lobby in 1948.