October 22, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Medical Pioneers

Born in 1930 in New York City, Dr. Lonnie Robert Bristow was a devoted medical practitioner profoundly concerned with human dignity, patient care, affordable health care for all Americans, and diversity in the nation's medical academies. … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Black Women Game Changers in the STEM Fields

Dr. Karen Aletha Maybank (Born April 24, 1974 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American physician, with family roots in Antigua. She is board certified in both pediatrics and preventive medicine/public health. Currently, Dr. Maybank is an Assistant … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Outstanding Black Doctors

Dr. Velma Scantlebury is the nation’s first African-American female transplant surgeon. She has performed over 800 live organ transplants. The mother of two currently serves as the Associate Director of the Kidney Transplant Program in Delaware at … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Black Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

Mary Jane Seacole (23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881), née Grant, was a Jamaican-born woman of Scottish and Creole descent who set up a "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War, which she described as "a mess-table and comfortable … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Have Changed the Course of History

  Lillian Holland Harvey Registered nurse Lillian Holland Harvey is best known for her work in education. She became Dean of Tuskegee University School of Nursing in 1948 and held the position for nearly 30 years. During her time as … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

    Adah Belle Samuels Thoms (January 12, 1870 – February 21, 1943) was an African American nurse who cofounded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, was acting director of the Lincoln School for Nurses (New York), … [Read more...]