Who is Mary Seacole and why is she today’s Google doodle?
Pioneering black nurse Mary Seacole has been honoured today with a Google doodle – but who is she? And why is she revered?
In defence of studying Art History – the only truly liberal arts subject For starters, she was voted the most important black Briton in history.
You may have heard of Florence Nightingale, who is considered the founder of modern nursing for her work during the Crimean War in the 1850s.
Well, Mary Seacole was forgotten for almost a century, despite serving as a nurse in the same war and setting up her own ‘hotel’ to help the wounded.
Where was she born? She was born in... read more
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