This new exhibit honors the Black nurses who cared for tuberculosis patients in NYC
The ‘Black Angels’ worked at Sea View Hospital when other nurses refused.
It’s no secret that the U.S. is particularly astute at obscuring history it’s not very proud of, which has left us with limited knowledge about this country’s past. Among the historical figures who were never given their flowers were the Black Angels, a group of nurses who risked their lives to take care of tuberculosis patients at Sea View Hospital in Staten Island and who were an important part of reducing deaths from the bacterial disease in the U.S.
Now, you can learn more about the nurses at the Staten Island Museum’s newest exhibition, “Taking Care: The Black Angels of Sea View Hospital,” which highlights the stories of these little-known figures of New York City’s history.