Wellness Wishers: Black Women Helping Us Live Healthier Lives

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  • Jocelyn Elders
  • Alicia Keys
  • Mary Eliza Mahoney
  • Dr. Rachael Ross
  • Myra Adele Logan
  • Michelle Williams
  • Mamie Phipps Clark
  • Nicole Ari Parker
  • Dr. Michelle Gourdine
  • Rebecca Lee Crumpler
  • K. Michelle
  • Marvelyn Brown
  • Dr. Regina Benjamin
  • Harriet Washington
  • Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown
  • Henrietta Lacks
  • Hilary Beard
  • Jeanette Jenkins
  • We Can Do It!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama

Mary Eliza Mahoney 

Mahoney was the first Black woman registered nurse in the U.S. In 1905, she graduated from New England Hospital for Women and Children, becoming a well-respected private nurse with clients throughout the country. She also became a member of the American Nurses Association, which at the time was not always welcoming to Blacks. 

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