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Remembering Charlotte’s Good Samaritan Hospital
Monday, March 11, 2019
When Charlotte’s Good Samaritan Hospital was built in 1891, no one wanted to go. “Everybody went over there died,” said Thereasea Clark Elder, 92, a former public health nurse who worked at Good Samaritan for 14 years. “When I was young, I used to see people in the community caring for the sick; they didn’t go to the
America's first black nurse
Monday, March 4, 2019
Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African-American to study and work professionally as a nurse in the United States. Aside from being in the medical field for almost 40 years, she was also an advocate of women's rights. Born in 1845 in Boston, Mahoney always knew she wanted to be a nurse. She worked at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, a

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Documentary Screening

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Grace Beeler, an



Time: 6 p.m. The Religious Coalition will hold


Black Film Festival

March 21-24 The 16th Annual North Carolina Black

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