Early Black American Leaders in Nursing: Architects for Integration and Equality / Edition 1

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This is the fascinating story of three Black women, Mary Eliza Mahoney , Martha Minerva Franklin, and Adah Belle Samuels Thoms, who are consi dered among the pioneers of nursing, and who were admitted into Nursin g's Hall of Fame for their efforts. This book highlights their family lives, personalities, commitment to womanhood, and their professional achievements. These three women worked toward upgrading the quality of nursing education and all aspects of employment in practice for Black nurses. They sought integration and equality that required a great de al of work, time, and perseverance. Like architects, they were individ ually and collectively the founders, organizers, builders, and corners tones of a national movement.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book will portray and analyze the professional endeavors of three Black women, Mary Eliza Mahoney, Martha Minerva Franklin, and Adah Belle Samuels Thoms, who are considered the pioneers of nursing and who were admitted into Nursing’s Hall of Fame. These three women worked toward upgrading the quality of nursing education and all aspects of employment in practice for Black nurses. Like architects, they were individually and collectively the founders, organizers, builders, and cornerstones of a national movement. They sought integration and equality that required a great deal of work, time, and perserverance. Focusing primarily on their professional contributions to nursing, this book will reveal their families, personalities, and what these three nursing leaders were like as women in addition to their professional endeavors.

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In celebrating the history of the black nursing experience, the author (a RN and EdD) relates the role model-worthy biographies of three Nursing Hall of Fame women: Mary Eliza Mahoney, Martha Minerva Franklin, and Adah Belle Samuels Thoms. Includes substantial appendices on the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, 1908-51, photos, and facsimile documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763710095
  • Publisher: Jones & Barlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/1999
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Historical Overview: Cultural Influences 1
2 Mary Eliza Mahoney, 1845-1926 25
3 Martha Minerva Franklin, 1870-1968 61
4 Adah Belle Samuels Thoms, circa 1870-1943 99
5 The Architects Seen Through a Prism 139
6 Implications for the Future 163
Bibliography 175
A 1879 Annual Report of New England Hospital for Women and Children 189
B A Letter from Pauline Lyons Williamson to Her Sister 191
C The Incorporation and Bylaws of the NACGN, Revised 1933-1939 193
D A Study of the Present Status of The Negro Woman in Nursing, 1925 223
E Original Announcement of the Establishment of the Mary Mahoney Medal 225
F Announcement of Medal Awarded to Adah Belle Samuels Thoms 227
G A Christmas Letter from Adah Belle Samuels Thoms 229
H National News Bulletin - The NACGN Pondered Their Future Direction 231
I Telegram from the NACGN - National Headquarters Closes 233
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