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BORN23 November 1805

DIED14 May 1881

MARY SEACOLE




















WIKI: MarySeacole


Mary Seacole


WIKI: Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant; 23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a British Jamaican businesswoman who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield. Coming from a tradition of Jamaican and West African "doctresses", Seacole provided herbal remedies to soldiers. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991. In 2004, she was voted the greatest black Briton black Briton.


Guardian New Report: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jun/21/sculptor-defends-his-mary-seacole-statue-if-she-was-white-would-there-be-this-resistance


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