5 pivotal moments Black women rebelled and changed the course of history

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Mary Eliza Mahoney

Mary Mahoney was the first licensed African-American nurse in America. From childhood, she nurtured the ambition to rise above the discrimination inflicted on people of colour, so that even as a registered nurse, she chose not to pursue a career in public nursing due to the discrimination with which Black people and black women were treated. In 1908, she co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN) all in a bid to stand tall against the derogatory stance of racial discrimination.


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