March Honoree:

Thereasea Elder


Pioneering nurse Thereasea “T.D.” Elder may be happiest when she is making a difference in someone’s life. “I find joy every day in encouraging other people,” Elder says. “If it’s going to benefit somebody, I want to do it.” It is a philosophy she has embraced for more than eight decades, both as a nurse and a community activist in Charlotte. Even as a child, growing up in Charlotte’s Greenville area in the late 1920s, Elder dreamed of being a nurse and helping save lives.  Enrolling at Johnson C. Smith University, Elder enlisted in the U.S. Cadet... Read Full Bio

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The Heritage Calendar 2015

The Heritage Calendar honors men and women of all races who have contributed significantly to the lives and experiences of African Americans in the State. In addition to monthly honorees, the calendar also highlights dates of significance in North Carolina and nationally.

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