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The Black nurse no hospital would hire

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Leroy Gibson

Cerisa House Wesley was the first African American born in the City of Ventura. The year was 1898. And this was the first documented birth at least. Her life is remarkable not just because of her historic birth, but because despite her being a qualified nurse she was never allowed to use her skills in a hospital setting because of the color of her skin. This is the story of a Black nurse no hospital would hire.

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Michelle oversees digital products at KCLU and is the host and creator of the station's first award-winning podcast "The One Oh One."