This is the 30th post in a weekly feature here at Spare Candy, called "In History." Some posts might be little more than a photo, others full on features. If you have any suggestions for a person or event that should be featured, or would like to submit a guest post or cross post, e-mail me at rosiered23 (at) sparecandy (dot) com.
last week, was the first black woman to be a doctor.) Mahoney graduated in 1879; there were black women before her who were nurses (such as Crumpler!), but professional training was not required to be a nurse.
Mahoney co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses in 1908, and she was one of the first black members of the American Nursing Association. Before her formal training, she worked at the New England Hospital for Women and Children. After, she was a private care nurse and served as director of the Howard Orphan Asylum for black children in Long Island, N.Y.
National Women’s Hall of Fame. Congress passed a resolution honoring her in 2006.
Read more about Mahoney at BlackPast.org.