Lillian Wald

Nurse, Organization founder

1867 – 1940

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Who was Lillian Wald?

Lillian D. Wald was an American nurse, humanitarian and author. She was known for contributions to human rights and was the founder of American community nursing. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and was an early advocate for nursing in schools.

After growing up in Ohio and New York, Wald became a nurse. She briefly attended medical school and began to teach community health classes. After founding the Henry Street Settlement, she became an activist for the rights of women and minorities. She campaigned for suffrage and was a supporter of racial integration. She was involved in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Wald died in 1940 at the age of 73.

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Born
Mar 10, 1867
Cincinnati
Also known as
  • Lilian Wald
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Sep 1, 1940
Westport
Resting place
Mount Hope Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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