Mapping Care Project: The History of Black Nurses in Chicago

Historical timeline

The history of black nursing is far reaching and continues to evolve. However, to appreciate the historic milestones of the history of black nurses in Chicago, we must view them within the full journey of the black nursing experience.

Key image: Unnumbered page from the Edith Shaw and Provident Hospital photo album, circa 1931, courtesy of Newberry Library

Background image: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1864). The old nurse. Retrieved from

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