Dec 21, 2015

Rearing success in Point Breeze

Category: General
Posted by: bleuinc

A new non-profit invests in protecting the futures of African-American boys.

Delores Brisbon was in Florida, where her and her seven siblings were raised in Jacksonville, when 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in the Sunshine State, unarmed. The retired 83-year-old has experienced racism her whole life but, despite it, charted an unbelievable career path: first African-American nurse at University of Pennsylvania hospitals; first African-American head nurse in 1958; nursing supervisor; then system planning at Penn; and all the way up to chief operating officer. She knew, when her nephew asked her in 2012 “Aunt D, can this really happen in America?” She responded “It just did” and on her flight home to Philadelphia she was nagged by a question: “Is there something I can or should do?”

Read the full article on the South Philly Review.

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