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|Varying Form of Title:||History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Shirley Nathan-Pulliam|
The Honorable Shirley Nathan-Pulliam
|Other authors / contributors:||Nathan-Pulliam, Shirley, 1939- interviewee.|
Hamilton, Racine Tucker, interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
|Digital file characteristics:||video file|
|Notes:||Videographer, Matthew Hickey.|
Racine Tucker Hamilton, interviewer.
Recorded Annapolis, Maryland 2004 September 22.
|Summary:||Registered nurse and state representative Shirley Ann Nathan-Pulliam was born on May 20, 1939 in Trelawny, Jamaica. She earned her high school diploma from Mico Practicing School in Kingston, Jamaica in 1956 and attended Bootham Park Hospital School of Nursing in Yorkshire England. From 1962 until 1966, Nathan-Pulliam worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Baltimore City Hospital and then went on to work at Bansecor Hospital. In 1975, she earned her A.A degree in nursing from Baltimore City College. In 1980, Nathan-Pulliam was awarded her B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Maryland. She went on to earn her M.S. degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University in 1987. In 1986, Nathan-Pulliam unsuccessfully ran for the Maryland House of Delegates, but in 1994, she was elected to represent Baltimore's tenth district, becoming the first Caribbean-born and first African American registered nurse elected to the Maryland General Assembly.|