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Mary Seacole PROFILE

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NameMary Seacole
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BirthdateNovember 23, 1805
Death DateMay 14, 1881
(died at age 75)
ZodiacSagittarius
BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica
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Remembered for her 1857 memoir Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands, this Jamaican-born writer and nurse assisted soldiers during the Crimean War and fought for racial tolerance by openly celebrating her multi-ethnic heritage.

Before Fame

She first traveled from her native Jamaica in the early 1820s, living in England for a year and doing her best to combat the racial prejudice she encountered there.

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During the Crimean War, she traveled overseas and established a medical and rest facility in Crimea (modern-day Ukraine) known as the British Hotel.

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The child of a Scottish military man and a Jamaican medicine woman, she was born Mary Jane Grant and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. In the 1830s, she married Edwin Horatio Hamilton Seacole.

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She and Florence Nightingale both nursed soldiers wounded in the Crimean War.

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Wikipedia, Youtube, Instagram, Spotify.