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Durham County Library Hosts Author Dr. Evelyn Wicker

Program: Meet the Author: Dr. Evelyn Wicker
Date: Sunday, May 4
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Dr. Evelyn Wicker for a reading and discussion from her book, Voices: Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, North Carolina, 1903, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St.

Voices offers a complete picture of the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing (1903-1977), which was one of three strong nursing schools for African Americans in North Carolina, along with St. Agnes School of Nursing in Raleigh and Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Charlotte. The school developed and produced outstanding nurses who have been highly successful across the health care spectrum on local and international levels. A book signing will follow the reading and discussion.

Wicker, a North Carolina native, attended the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1963. She has a BS in nursing from North Carolina Central University, MS in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill and Ph.D. in Adult Education from North Carolina State University. She began working at Duke University Hospitals as a staff nurse in 1969, and since then has been involved in many areas of professional nursing, including clinical, administrative and educational. She was also the first nurse elected to serve on the Board of Health of Durham County.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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