4 little-known black nurses who broke barriers and need to be celebrated

May 12, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

May 12, 2019 at 07:00 am | Women

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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.

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