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Mary Seacole celebrated during Black History Month

Jamaican-born nurse and heroine Mary Seacole, who tended to wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, was celebrated in London at the weekend as part of Black History Month.
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Jamaican-born nurse and heroine Mary Seacole, who tended to wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, was celebrated in London at the weekend, as part of Black History Month.

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas Hospital held a family day in honour of the famous nurse, of whom a statue was unveiled in June.

Guests were invited to follow in her footsteps by diagnosing patients, selecting remedies to treat them with, and even making a bag of herbs to take home.

Museum director Natasha McEnroe said: Bringing Mary Seacole and her heroic work to life is part of honouring black history.

Jamaican-born nurse and heroine Mary Seacole, who tended to wounded soldiers in the Crimean War, was celebrated in London at the weekend, as part of Black History Month.


To commemorate Mary Seacole, St Thomas’ Hospital's Florence
Nightingale Museum hosted a family day. Picture: Barney Newman

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital held a family day in honour of the famous nurse, of whom a statue was unveiled in June.

Guests were invited to follow in her footsteps by diagnosing patients, selecting remedies to treat them with, and even making a bag of herbs to take home.

Museum director Natasha McEnroe said: ‘Bringing Mary Seacole and her heroic work to life is part of honouring black history.’

 

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