Mary Seacole was our first Black nurse, but all you hear about is Florence Nightingale!

Mary Seacole, née Mary Jane Grant, (born 1805, Kingston, Jamaica – died May 14, 1881, London, England), Jamaican businesswoman who provided sustenance and care for British soldiers at the battlefront during the Crimean War. Again, she was 15 years older than Florence! Florence Nightingale receives all the accolades when Mary Seacole helped train her on how [...]