Davis, Frances

Davis, Frances (b. Elliot)

(?1882–1965) nurse, community leader; born in Shelby, N.C. Through quiet persistence she became the first African-American nurse to be enrolled officially by the American National Red Cross. As a nursing supervisor, administrator, and visiting nurse in Detroit, Mich., she encouraged African-American education and promoted nursing efforts there and nationally.
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CUTLINE: (1) Monnie Rockwell, Todd Rawley and Nat Needle (2) Tim Johnson and John Graham (3) Hildegard Armstrong, Sarah Lenis, Erika Davis, Frances Jacobson, Nancy Sheehan and Monnie Rockwell (4) Janice Seymour and Brigita Clementi