The Black Angels: A Nurse's Story Documentary screened at the Naro Cinema, Norfolk Va. last night. The documentary gives focus to the tuberculosis pandemic in the 1940's and praises the contributions of those 300 African American nurses who traveled from across states to help at the largest sanatorium in the country at the time, Seaview Hospital, Staten, Island, New York.
Pictured (l to r) Jacquelyn Claude, (Actress) Dr. Dana Hines, (Nurse Scientist) Denetra Hampton, (Producer), Reid Kerley, (Director of Film)
The documentary highlights the life of Black Angel, Marjorie Tucker Reed, her time working at Seaview hospital and the challenges she faced.
"It is important to me to be able to distribute this film to academic institutions, museums, libraries and other educational forums as we not only learn from our current pandemic but be open to what the past can teach us" said Denetra Hampton, Producer of Film.
Health disparities, injustices and history are key educational tools at this moment in time, this film captures all three and is the breakout story for the educational platform at For Nurses By Nurses Productions.