Carolyn B. Jefferson

Carolyn Jefferson began working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1959, when the hospital was still relatively new. She had recently graduated from North Carolina A&T State University, and although her baccalaureate degree in nursing made her an appealing candidate for hire, the hospital’s segregationist policies limited her advancement throughout much of her career there. Ms. Jefferson was recognized by …

Nettie P. Burnette

When Annie B. Hargett began working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1961, the facility was almost completely segregated. She recalls floors of the hospital segregated by race and Black nurses being required to go to the basement to eat. Ms. Hargett was one of the few Black nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing at the time. She graduated …

Marjorie Land

When Annie B. Hargett began working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1961, the facility was almost completely segregated. She recalls floors of the hospital segregated by race and Black nurses being required to go to the basement to eat. Ms. Hargett was one of the few Black nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing at the time. She graduated …

Vernelle Jones

When Annie B. Hargett began working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1961, the facility was almost completely segregated. She recalls floors of the hospital segregated by race and Black nurses being required to go to the basement to eat. Ms. Hargett was one of the few Black nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing at the time. She graduated …

Lillie Perry Atwater

profiled in Chapel Hill Magazine for her contributions. worked in Memorial Hospital after school in ninth grade, retired as a nurse in 1996 became inspired to do breast cancer awareness work after she was diagnosed. Works to spread awareness about breast cancer in black community to increase chances of early detection

Annie B. Hargett

When Annie B. Hargett began working at North Carolina Memorial Hospital in 1961, the facility was almost completely segregated. She recalls floors of the hospital segregated by race and Black nurses being required to go to the basement to eat. Ms. Hargett was one of the few Black nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing at the time. She graduated …