Gertrude Nelson Nurse
Gertrude DeWitt Nelson (December 26, 1898 - November 29, 2001) was an African American military, civilian, and American Red Cross nurse from Louisiana whose career spanned much of the 20th century. She was born at the end of the 19th century and died at the start of the 21st century. Nelson was born in Colfax, the seat of Grant Parish, which is named for Schuyler M. Colfax, the vice president under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. She received her early education from the J. B. LaFarge School in Alexandria, the seat of Rapides Parish, in central Louisiana. On June 20, 1929, she earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama, an historically black college, which included George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington on the faculty and in the administration. After her Tuskegee years, Nelson taught at Bishop College in Marshall, the seat of Harrison County, Texas. She was also the dean of women at Bishop, another historically black institution which opened its doors in 1881 and closed permanently in 1988 after relocation to Dallas, Texas.
|Date of birth|
|December 26th, 1898|
|United States of America|
1. Tuskegee University Colleges/University
Tuskegee University is a private, historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, United States. The University is a member-school of Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The campus has been designated as the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark.
2012. 105 mil. $
2010. 8.61 mil. $
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2010. 64.0 %
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2010. 16.1 K $
|Official web page||www.tuskegee.edu|
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World War II
World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people, from more than 30 different countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres, it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.