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The wonderful adventures of Mrs Seacole in many lands.

This book is an honest account of a life in nursing during the war in the Eighteenth Century.  Mary Seacole is mixed race which did not stop her pursuing her ambition in the Eighteenth Century where she helped injured soldiers in the Crimean war. 863 more words

What would Mary Seacole do today?

​On International Nurses Day, I have been thinking about what nursing means in our troubled world. And how nurses through the ages and across the planet have devoted their lives to helping others. 461 more words


Black History Fun Fact Friday – Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole was born Mary Jane Grant in Kingston, Jamaica in 1805. A mixed raced woman, her mother was Jamaican and her father Scottish. In her autobiography Mary referred to herself as Creole. 528 more words


Famous Londoners - Mary Seacole...

Immortalised in a statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital on South Bank last year, Mary Seacole is the first named black woman to have a memorial statue made in her image in London. 551 more words


Women in Medicine - guest post

This post originally appeared on the Inspired by My Mom website, which you can visit here. Many thanks for allowing us to cross post it on Sheroes of History. 1,131 more words

20th Century

Baby boomer meets digital natives

On Friday I spent a morning in Leeds with 100 trainees from the 2015 and 2016 intakes of the NHS Graduate Scheme. They had arranged a conference about digital media #NHSGetSocial. 870 more words


BHM - London Statues Tour

Watch me visit statues and memorials named after some of the most honorable people in Black British History. Traveling by foot and tube, I do a tour around Central London to find and learn more about the contribution of the past and visit Ms Dynamite’s award plaque.