'We Don't Have Any Colored Students Here'

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams of the Mercy-Douglass Nurses Alumni Association discusses her life and education, and the discrimination she faced as an African American woman. She recalls, "I applied to the hospital in Harrisburg [...] and, of course, unequivocally was rejected. There were no Black students there and they made no bones about it. 'We don't have any colored students here.'" Read more on Elizabeth Williams: Access and Aspiration: A Nurse's Fight for Acceptance.

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