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UK News: New Campaign For Mary Seacole Statue Launched

The Voice reports that a new campaign has been launched to raise the remaining £90,000 needed to erect a statue of the pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole… 170 more words

UK News

Vera Brittain: Bloomsbury's Great British Women

Both our Great British Women and Women Doctors & Nurses walking tours take place in Bloomsbury. Women featuring in the former include Vera Brittain (who lived in Doughty Street just after the Great War), and also Louisa Twining, Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf, Florence Nightingale, Noor Inayat Khan, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Marie Stopes and many more. 187 more words

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole, born in Kingston Jamaica in 1805, was the daughter of a free Jamaican woman and a Scottish solider. Mary’s mother was a ‘Doctoress’ who practiced herbal healing, and Mary inherited an interest in traditional medicine and nursing skills from her, whilst also learning more modern methods from Army Doctors who stayed with her family. 492 more words

Women's History

Twelve Days of Christmas London Style - Day 7

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE MUSEUM

Long, long ago, in a country far, far away, I trained as a nurse at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh. On our first day, we were told that our… 579 more words

History

New Talented Women in the National Gallery 'Walk'

With a high proportion of the portraits in he National Gallery being men, and most of the rest being women aristocrats who are there more because of the office they were born to, or who they were married to (or had affairs with), rather than anything they achieved, we thought our theme would be the remainder. 141 more words

November 20 African American Historical Events

Today in Black History – November 20 *

1865 – African Americans hold a protest convention in Zion
Church in Charleston, South Carolina and demand equal… 944 more words

African American History

A statue for Mary Seacole

Soon, the UK will have its first statue of a named black woman—Mary Seacole—as Clive Soley reports for OpenDemocracy.net.

Mary Seacole was an Afro-Caribbean nurse who served in the Crimean War (1853 to 1856) as what the Appeal has come to describe as Britain’s first battlefield nurse. 792 more words

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Noirfifre reblogged this on Yelhispressing and commented:

It is my first time meeting Mary Seacole, learning about her contribution to the Crimean War.