In celebration of Black History Month, VCU School of Nursing will host Denetra Hampton, a producer, writer and nurse, who will present her mini-documentary, “The Black Angels: A Nurse’s Story,” on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 1013, followed by lunch. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the VCU community are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Feb. 7 to Catherine West at

The mini-documentary tells the story of black nurses who risked their lives working with tuberculosis patients in the 1940s when white nurses refused to treat them and there was no cure.

Hampton is founder of For Nurses By Nurses Productions, a media initiative that creates awareness on the role of the nurse scientist and its importance in helping bridge the gap in health disparities, all through diverse filmmaking. A 22-year Navy veteran and former U.S. Naval Nurse Corps Officer, she earned a B.S. in nursing from the Hampton University School of Nursing and has received a master’s degree in health services administration.

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