Mary Seacole and the Crimean War

Portrait of Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881), Jamaican-born woman of Scottish and Creole descent who set up a British Hotel behind the lines during the Crimean War. Dated 1870. Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images

When Mary Seacole was born, racism was rife and no formal nursing institutions existed. Tune in to learn how Mary Seacole overcame these obstacles and became one of the world's most recognizable nurses in this episode.

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Topics in this Podcast: black history, Mary Seacole, nurses, Crimean War, The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have, women, 19th century, biographies, women in medicine