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|Anna DeCosta Banks, Charleston, S.C.|
Anna DeCosta Banks was born on September 2, 1869, in Charleston, South Carolina. The daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth DeCosta, Anna DeCosta was educated in the Charleston Public Schools and graduated from Virginia’s Hampton Institute in 1891. She enrolled in Hampton’s Dixie Hospital of Nursing and she was among its first graduates, later serving as head nurse at the training school. Upon returning to Charleston, she joined the staff of the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, located at 135 Cannon Street. She worked as head nurse and subsequently became Superintendent of Nurses, serving in that capacity for 32 years.
Banks once said, “I have found that when a person is sick or in need, it does not make any difference to them who you are or what. If you have come to help them, all are gladly received.” Mrs. Banks worked at the hospital and also as a visiting nurse for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. For twenty-four years she was a private nurse with the Ladies Benevolent Society in Charleston. When Mrs. Banks died in 1930, the Ladies Benevolent Society paid her this tribute: "All ages, classes, races, called her blessed."
“The colored people have long felt the need of a hospital where their sick can be properly cared for. Many of them have simply died for want of attention. The work has only been going on for one year and within that time we have paid $1,000 on the building, the whole cost being $4,000. The building has two wards, two private rooms, dormitory for the nurses, dining room and kitchen and reading room. We can accommodate fifteen patients at a time.”
- Mrs. Anna DeCosta Banks, Superintendent of Nurses for the Hospital and Training School for Nurses, to the Southern Workman, published by the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute where she received her own nursing education.
|Mixson Market, North Charleston, S.C.|
|SCRUBS U Imaging Careers, Charleston, S.C.|
|Oysters at Bowens Island, Charleston, S.C.|
|Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, Charleston, S.C.|
Summerall Chapel is a shrine of religion, of patriotism and of remembrance. Every time the Corps marched the length of the parade ground, they could see the words, “Remember Now Thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). Marching inside, the Corps saw the flags and the stained glass windows calling them to remembrance and reverence. Once the Corps was seated, the Color Guard marched in with precision and ceremoniously placed the flags of The Citadel and the United States in a position of honor and respect. The inscription above the altar, "To the Glory of God, and In Memory of The Citadel's Patriot Dead" served as a reminder of all who had gone before and lived the values of The Citadel.I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I have! Just got back from an oyster roast at Bowen's Island do I am fat and happy.
Today, Summerall Chapel remains a special place in the lives of the Corps as well as its alumni. In the first place, it is for many of our cadets a place of sanctuary, a safe haven away from the constraints and stresses of cadet life. Secondly, it is of course a place of worship.
|Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, S.C.|
|Basils Restaurant, Charleston, S.C.|
|Baby Bonnets, Charleston, S.C.|
|Waterfront Park, Charleston, S.C.|
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|Roxbury Park, Meggett, S.C.|
|Say hello baby gator!, Charleston, S.C.|
|Catching up on the gossip|
|Chef Fred Nueville cooking demonstration|
|The bird was fascinated by every word|
|Here's lookin' at you, kid!|
|Keyla Childs, Miss Charleston 2014, Charleston, S.C.|
|Storm Sewer Drain Cover, Charleston, S.C.|
|Dorchester State Park, Summerville, S.C.|
|Waterfront Park, Charleston, S.C.|
|Dessert at SNOB, Charleston, S.C.|