Thereasea Delerine Elder

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Thereasea Delerine Elder was born in Lancaster, South Carolina back in 1927. She attended West Charlotte High School. She continued her education at Johnson C. Smith University, the US Cadet Nursing Program and the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing. After graduation, she studied pediatrics at Howard University.

She married Willie in 1948. She was certified as a public health nurse working for the Mecklenburg County Health Department until her retirement in 1989. She was active in the community and founded the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Black Historical Society and the Greenville Community Historical Society.

What you may not know about Thereasea is that she was the first African American public health nurse in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was only allowed to treat African American patients until the health department changed its policies in 1970.

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Wow...1970 sounds much too late to have made such "progress"....good for her breaking this barrier that never should have been !

Nov 06, 2019 02:50 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray 

"She was only allowed to treat African American patients until the health department changed its policies in 1970" 

 

what the hell took so long!!!

Nov 06, 2019 03:48 AM #2
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Donald Urschalitz
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Well that was a loss for many people not allowing her to treat others than black.

Nov 06, 2019 04:41 AM #3
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning James Dray - The 1964  Civil Rights Act did not apply to municipalities.  It was amended in 1972.

Nov 06, 2019 04:52 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - it's rather incredible to read yet it speaks volumes about history.  

Nov 06, 2019 05:02 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. So many missed the loving care of Thereasea prior to 1970. Some just lose out! Kudos to her for perseverance! Enjoy your day!

Nov 06, 2019 05:06 AM #6
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

A short-sightedness that continues even today!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 06, 2019 06:06 AM #7
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Brian England
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She definitely paved the way for others to have a great career as she did, I enjoy hearing about the people that were first to do something.

Nov 06, 2019 06:08 AM #8
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Sometimes it's just stunning to find out info like this.

Nov 06, 2019 06:57 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again James. Hard to believe this milestone happened during our lifetime. Sad, but a good read.

Nov 06, 2019 06:59 AM #10
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James,

I am in agreement with Barbara Todaro 's comment.  Sad how progress moves at a snail's pace so often. A

Nov 06, 2019 07:06 AM #11
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Hi James Dray,

I spent time in Houston during "those days" and as a little girl didn't understand why I couldn't drink from a certain water fountain. 

 

Nov 06, 2019 07:45 AM #12
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Nina Hollander
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Wow, James... Lancaster is practically around the corner from me... just maybe a 20-25 minute ride down Charlotte Highway into SC.  Living now in NC for almost 22 years, I really appreciated learning something new about the history of this area.

Nov 06, 2019 10:13 AM #13
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Ms. Elder certainly led an amazing and productive life.

Nov 06, 2019 10:54 AM #14
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Hi James,   Thanks for sharing this bit of history.  Very unsettling to realize that there was this much segregation as late as 1970.

Nov 06, 2019 05:43 PM #15
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Hi James- I'll have to agree with what Barbara Todaro said...what the heck took so long. 

Nov 06, 2019 06:11 PM #16
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Hi James:

Thanks goodness they changed THAT archaic rule!! Interesting read, as always!

Jeff

Nov 07, 2019 10:56 AM #17
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