Black History—Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram

Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram was born in Clarkesville, Georgia on February 17, 1916. In 1937, Bertram began nursing school at Brewster Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduation, Bertram joined the Army Nurse Corps in May 1941. She was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she worked as a ward nurse. In February 1943, Bertram … Continue reading Black History—Gertrude Margaritte Ivory Bertram

Friday Night Poetry Corner #223–Jean Toomer.

Welcome to Friday Night Poetry Corner and today feature poet will close out Black history month. This brilliant poet haunting poem will give pause in rational terms but will enhance scenery to influences. Here is a short bio: Jean Toomer (born Nathan Pinchback Toomer, December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet … Continue reading Friday Night Poetry Corner #223–Jean Toomer.