Today is International Nurses Day, a day set aside to celebrate the honorary and heroic jobs of nurses all over the world. This day, May 12, was chosen because it coincides with the birthday of the founder of modern-day nursing, Florence Nightingale.
2020 was a particularly trying year for all of us but frontline workers like nurses risked their lives daily to make sure the rest of the world was safe. We at Face2Face Africa are sending our love to the families of deceased nurses and healthcare professionals who lost their fight to the coronavirus pandemic.
But did you know that some of your favorite Black celebrities wore scrubs before they rose to fame acting, singing or broadcasting?
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Here are four Black celebrities you didn’t know were nurses.