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A contingent of 15 nurses, arrive in the southwest Pacific area,

'a contingent of 15 nurses arrive in the southwest pacific area, received their first batch of home mail at their station, station hospital, australia. three of the nurses are: lieutenants prudence l. burns, inez holmes & birdie e.

George Watson was a private in the United States Army who was killed in action during World War II. He was one of seven African American soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during World War II, and the only one of the seven to earn his medal while serving in the Pacific Theater.

More than 50 years after their heroic actions, these seven African Americans who served during World War II were honored with our nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor, in January.

June 4, 1943: A wounded U.S. Marine is given a plasma transfusion by nurse Mae Olson aboard an aerial evacuation unit, over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.   [Army flight nurse Mae OLSON was the first nurse to fly into Guadalcanal in March 1943] ~

June A wounded U. Marine is given a plasma transfusion by nurse Mae Olson aboard an aerial evacuation unit, over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. [Army flight nurse Mae OLSON was the first nurse to fly into Guadalcanal in March ~

In 1898, nurses served at the Yellow Fever Hospital, Franklin, Lousiana.

In nurses served at the Yellow Fever Hospital, Franklin, Lousiana.

13.) The child KKK member touches his reflection in an African American officer's riot shield during a 1992 demonstration.

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

Image Title:  Baltimore honors native son. Alternate Title: [African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 1944.]

Image Title: Baltimore honors native son. Alternate Title: [African American Captain Godfrey standing with four relatives of John H. Murphy, Sr. (from left to right: Mr. and Mrs. George B. Murphy, Sr., son and daughter-in-law; Mrs. John Murphy; and Miss Frances Murphy, daughter) at the launching of the Liberty ship bearing his name. Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Baltimore, Maryland, March 29, 1944.]

Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown  was the first African American woman surgeon in the South.

Dorothy Lavinia Brown was a Bennett and Meharry alum who was the first African American woman surgeon in the South as well as the first African American woman to serve in the Tennessee state legislature.

A cabinet card portrait of a beautiful black nurse with her white charge. The young woman is dressed in European dress, with a Mother Hubbard apron and a head-wrap.   An inked inscription in a period hand recto in the lower margin reads: ‘Baby Merle / 6 months & 3 weeks / April 1903.’

::::::: Vintage Photograph ::::::::: Cabinet card portrait - hand recto in the lower margin reads: ‘Baby Merle / 6 months & 3 weeks / April

A. Lincoln showing Sojourner Truth the Bible presented by colored people of Baltimore, Executive Mansion, Washington, D.C., Oct. 29, 1864

Lincoln and Sojourner Truth read in a photo of Franklin C. Courter’s “Lincoln Showing Sojourner Truth the Bible Presented Him by the Colored People of Baltimore.” Only black and white images of the painting remain, the original was destroyed in a fire.

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