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date: 02 June 2020

Carnegie, Mary Elizabethlocked

(19 Apr. 1916–20 Feb. 2008)
  • Hafeeza Anchrum

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Carnegie, Mary Elizabeth (19 Apr. 1916–20 Feb. 2008), nurse, activist, and educator was born Mary Elizabeth Lancaster in Baltimore, Maryland to John Oliver and Adeline Beatrice Lancaster. When she was two years old, her parents divorced, and Mary Lancaster went to live with her Aunt Rosa and Uncle Thomas Robinson in Washington, D.C. Lancaster juggled school and work to help supplement her family’s meager income during the Great Depression. In ...

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