Black History Month: The history of Thelma Briggs

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Amanda Fitzpatrick continued WWAY’s Black History Month Celebration by sitting down with local activist Hollis Briggs, who shared more about his mother’s legacy on the black community.

Thelma S. Briggs was the second black nurse at New Hanover County Health Department before the hospital split.

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Briggs spoke about how his mother impact on the history of the New Hanover County Health Department, and how she made the transition from being a staff nurse and supervisor at the Community Hospital to her position at the New Hanover County Health Department back in 1965.

You watch the full interview above.