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The Mother of Modern Nursing

“When I am no longer a memory, just a name, I hope my voice may perpetuate the great work of my life.”

Florence Nightingale, 30th July 1890…

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Mary Seacole and the Crimean War

March 8th is International Women’s Day.

Today’s offering, left over from the FEMbruary figure challenge, is Mary Seacole the Jamaican nurse or sutleress who supported British troops during the disastrous Crimean War. 823 more words

Toy Soldiers

The Remarkable Mary Seacole

Alongside Florence Nightingale, known as the “Lady with the Lamp,” was another woman who improved the desperate conditions of soldiers in the Crimean War—Mary Seacole. For this edition of… 1,439 more words


Weekly Warm-Up: Five Ways to Teach Black History Month

February is the month when we celebrate the rich history of the African diaspora and honor the brave men and women who fought for the civil rights of African Americans. 557 more words

Classroom Ideas

Black HERstory Month 2017 - Mary Seacole

So I was at the barbershop yesterday getting blessed and I told my barber about this little project here. He asked if I had Seacole on the list, when I told him I did not (and that I hadn’t even heard about her) he stopped mid fade to open his phone and read out a passage about Seacole and how she was as deserving, if not more, of the plaudits given to Florence Nightingale. 240 more words

Black HERstory Month

Hidden Westminster Walk

This walk takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the usual Westminster tourist haunts, into uncrowded, little known gardens, yards and squares. There’s lots of history – some things hidden in plain sight such as the oldest statue in London, a contemporary art work and left overs from two world wars which thousands pass every day without noticing them. 234 more words


William, the fourth child of Filey Draper and Postmaster William STORY, died at the age of 17 in the Crimea, a year or so after the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade. 142 more words