From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Sales, Mary E. A.

(born: 1892) 

Born in Lexington, KY, Sales was head nurse of the Indianapolis Sisters of Charity Hospital from 1918-1920, then did private nursing before becoming a school nurse in Indianapolis, beginning in 1924. Sales was also a teacher of home nursing with the American Red Cross and attended the international Congress of Nurses in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1949. She was president of the local Colored Graduate Nurses Club and chair of the health committee at the Phillis Wheatly Y.W.C.A., and held a number of other posts within nursing and health organizations. For more see Who's Who in Colored America, 1950.


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NKAA Source: Who's who in colored America: an illustrated biographical directory of notable living persons of African descent in the United States (1950)

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